Sunday, March 2, 2014

Three more found dead in southern Chihuahua state

A total of three individuals were killed or were found dead in drug and gang related violence in three separate incidents in southern Chihuahua state municipalities, according to Mexican news accounts.

Saturday afternoon at around 1540 hours an  man was  shot to death in Hidalgo de Parral municipality, according to a news account published in the online edition of El Diario de Chihuahua news daily.

Emmanuel Ochoa Holguin, 27, was in the main bus depot in Zona Centro of Parral city, and about to board a bus bound for Ciudad Juarez when a two armed suspects ran up to him and started firing before several onlookers.  As soon as the victim fell, the shooters went to a black sedan with a third suspects driving, then fled the scene.

According to a late news report, Ochoa Holguin had previously served time for drug related offenses in 2009 and 2011.

Also in Parral, two Chihuahua state ministerial agents interviewed a suspect who was drunk at the bar La Estrella in Morelos colony, who confessed to the murder of an unidentified individual a few days ago, according to a separate El Diario de Chihuahua news report.

After searching for two hours in San Jose colony in the village of Santa Rosa, the police found the victim who was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

A third unidentified individual was found shot to death in southern Mexico.

One unidentified man was found shot to dead in Bocoyna municipality Friday afternoon, according to a new report in El Diairo de Chihuahua.

The victim was found on a road between the village of Viveros and  Situriachi Dam shot once in the head.

Chris Covert writes Mexican drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. Linea killing Chapos left over people?

  2. Parral is still a plaza controlled by people aligned with CDS. The Linea tries to creep in once in a while but they have not taken that plaza.


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