Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jalisco: At Least 14 Found in Narco-Fosas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Mundo Digital

July 21, 2018
Guadalajara, Jalisco

This Thursday at least six bodies were found , presumably of five men and one woman, in a narcofinca located in the Villa Fontana Aqua colony , in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, although there could be seven, the Jalisco attorney general confirmed in an interview. , Raúl Sánchez Jiménez.

Hours later, two more clandestine graves were located in the La Noria and La Mezquitera neighborhoods, in the municipality of Tlaquepaque. At the close of this edition there was talk of eight bodies. 

It is estimated that the corpses have been buried clandestinely for more than a week.
In the first case, the prosecutor explained that "(the bodies) apparently are five men and one woman. 



There are remains that are not certain if they are six or seven by how they were getting the parts of the bodies. They already have time (cadaverous evolution) ... We continue with the investigation with the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences for the location and identification of each of the corpses that were found there and see their legal situation, how long they have died and buried , according to expert examinations ".

So far the research portfolio is still open, because it is not ruled out that this narcofosa has links with four bodies found in March in other Colonias of the same municipality.

These are investigations that we continue to carry out, intelligence investigations to counteract and combat crime, "the state official added.

In the last six years, 243 bodies of 152 clandestine graves have been exhumed in Jalisco.

The prosecutor also mentioned that the search continues for other missing persons, such as the daughter of the head of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences, Luis Octavio Cotero Bernal, and his companion, and the student of the University of Guadalajara in Autlán de Navarro, among other cases.

A week ago a complaint was filed by the Attorney General of Jalisco for the disappearance of Índira Cotero Ortiz, a lawyer, who works in the Legal Department of the Commissariat of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga.  He was going to show a land to a client and never returned.