The blanket-wrapped body of a man was discovered on a dirt road near colonia Felipe Ángeles in Juarez, has been identified as Jorge Mauricio Melendez Herrera. Melendez, was an active member of the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena).
The federal PGR agency has taken over the investigation, after it was confirmed that Melendez was assigned to the special federal operation in charge of the Juarez prison custody of Joaquin Guzman Loera ("El Chapo").
Melendez’ family reported to the Chihuahua State Attorney General (FGE North Zone), that they had not seen or heard from him in several days. It was relatives who positively identified the deceased man as Melendez.
Melendez showed signs of torture, and sustained multiple stab wounds, but authorities reported his death was due, to a coup de grâce gunshot blast to the back of his head.
On May 7th Chapo was transferred from Altiplano Prison No.1, to the Juarez Prison, Centro Federal de Readaptación Social (Cefereso) No. 9