Wednesday night, Jose Antonio Castillo Juarez, director of the Piedras Negras Social Reinsertion Center (CERESO in Spanish), was killed . Authorities confirmed that armed men intercepted him while he was driving.
According to the information given by the Attorney General of Justice of the State, an investigation has begun for the homicide of Castillo Juarez, an engineer, with no previous experience working in the penitentiary system, yet his task was to direct C-4 in this border city.
The murder occurred around 7:47 pm on state road 2, km 3, said the attorney general, when the director of CERESO was travelling aboard a Tsuru vehicle with license plates of Coahuila, when he was intercepted by the armed men.
The vehicle of the penitentiary director received multiple gun shots and at the time of the discovery it was found upside-down with the tires facing up. Personnel of expert services removed from the crime scene several bullet shells from assault rifles known as the goat horn.
Although Engineer Castillo Juarez activated, through the radio, a Code red situation that alerted the safety forces of this border town, at the time of trying to locate him through the same system , he did not respond to the radio operator of emergency system.
It was minutes later that the agents of the Investigation Police found his body inside the demolished and bullet ridden vehicle. His body was transferred to Forensic Medical Service for the autopsy required by state law.