Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
The lifeless body of the last member of the autodefensas of Arteaga, Michoacán was found this past Monday.
The discovery of the body was made by residents on the road leading to the community of Hembrillas.
Local police arrived at the scene, who later confirmed the identity of the body as Vicente García Farías, 50, lying on the ground.
The body had several gunshot wounds and at the time of his death, he was wearing his uniform.
Forensic experts from the Attorney General of the State of Michoacán arrived at the scene accompanied by a public ministry agent who after the completion of the relevant proceedings, ordered the lifting and transportation of the body to the local medical examiner where an autopsy will be conducted.
It should be noted that García Farías remained as an autodefensa in Arteaga after his companions deserted due to not being paid; the man refused to abandon the cause and stood as the sole and last autodefensa of the municipality.
Source: Noventa Grados