Friday, July 19, 2019

Guerrero: Tourists Assassinated at Check Point Near Petatlán

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SPDNoticias

Guerrero: A couple of tourists was killed for passing a checkpoint installed by the community police in the municipality of Petatlán at dawn on Thursday, July 18.

When arriving at the scene, the state police found two people dead, a man and a woman lying on their backs, both with gunshots to the head; one wore knee-length denim trousers and a red shirt, and the woman wore a tank top and black pants with orange tennis shoes.

The victims were identified as the American Paul Nielsen of 48 years and his wife Janeth Vázquez of 43 years, originally from San Lorenzo Almecatla in Puebla, in addition to a 12-year-old boy and son of both, who was injured by the gunshots of fire .


The assault on the family would have occurred at 3:30 in the morning in the checkpoint held by the community police between the town of Santa Rosa and the community of Juluchuca, where a state police base is based.

The family was traveling in a compact car from the port of Acapulco towards Ixtapa Zihuatanejo located on the Costa Grande of the state of Guerrero .

Son of tourists survives attack in Petatlan:

Reports indicate that the assaulted family refused to stop at the community police checkpoint , which then initiated an armed persuit.

The persecution occurred from Santa Rosa to Juluchuca, where the community intercepted the family, took the couple  out of their car to shoot them and took the vehicle, leaving the child in the vicinity of the Technological University of the Costa Grande.

The State Police lifted the bodies of the tourists to transfer them to a funeral home that became a Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) and took the child to Zihuatanejo where he gave his statement to the ministerial authorities.

The minor was also treated by Red Cross personnel in Petatlán for his injuries and because he suffered  a nervous breakdown after the incident.

So far, no authority has ruled on the events of early this morning.

The family of Paul Nielsen, now identified, originally of SLC, Utah released this picture of their father.


30 comments:

  1. This is sad and probably happens more often than reported. You don’t know if the checkpoint is official police business or organize crime. At 3:30 in the morning...it’s anyone's guess

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    1. Which is WHY its best NOT travel dark secondary carreteras at 3:30 am...!!!

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  2. Looking like checkpoints have become a death sentence rather than a safe haven of passage.
    How can anyone trust anyone. Community leaders and policing have caused more harm than good lately.

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  3. Wonder if these criminals deserve a harsh inhumane punishment??? or just the victims deserved it??

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  4. Always Stop. They only Rape your wife and steal ur car

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    1. And hang all of you from the nearest bridge.

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  5. So much for tourism...

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  6. Community police is shooting good people, even tourist that had no visible guns, we're shot in the head. Also is this the same community police, that was fighting the autodefensas?

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  7. Visit mexico it's a wonderful place and there is no danger of anything !! Your dollar is worth 19 pesos down there !! LOL mexico is trash.

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  8. Not a tourist area anymore, idiots. All my sympathy goes to the kid.

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  9. 330am? nothing good ever happens at that time of day!

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  10. Perhaps they thought the "community police" were cartel members or other criminals intending to do them harm? Hence their hesitation in stopping? Obviously the "community police" were not intending anything good. People who are truly there to uphold the law do not pull people out of their car and execute them on the side of the road in front of their children for refusing to stop. Then finish things up by stealing their car. Did this family pose an imminent threat to the people who felt necessary to employ lethal force? Will anyone be charged with these extrajudicial murders? I'm sure nothing will happen to the scum who committed this heinous act. If they even get arrested I'm sure they will be released within a day or so. It's par for the course I suppose. Just another typical day in Mexico. Another family destroyed for no real reason. Another child who will carry the mental and physical scars for the rest of his life. This shit may fly in Mexico where the lives of its citizens seem to be viewed as worthless by the government and a good percent of the population for that matter. But keep killing American citizens and see if it doesn't bring the wrath of a pissed off country across the border to deal with this shit once and for all.

    -Solothurn la Arma

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    1. Families are being killed here in the US everyday. Not to such extremities but by those unfair political practices which continue to enrich big companies a d wall street. The cost of living and home prices are ridiculous for many to survive.

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    2. No they're not... there will always be different classes. You wanna make 100k a year then do what you have to do to get a job that pays that. You happy with being a carpenter then great. Go for it.. its all up to you.

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    3. First off you can be a carpenter and own a small business and make 100k.most college graduates don't have jobs in there chosen fields.so spend 100k on college and end up being a carpenter

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    4. I agree... you're confirming my point.

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    5. Uhh I'm a carpenter and I made 125k last year. Bad comparison. Union carpenter of course but doesn't matter construction workers make a good living out here in the u.s.

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  11. I swear this looks like a state police crime, blaming it on an UPOEG the State police, Municipal Police and rival AutoDefensas have not been able to dislodge for a while.
    The Guerrero state sponsored AutoDefensas are corrupt too, and trying to get turf before the Guardia Nacional arrives to freeze it all as they find it.
    There is also La Parota agitators and the Gold mining corporations trying to steal everything from the inhabitants without compensation, after all Indians don't need much and they can sell pumpkin seeds anywhere in Mexico City.

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  12. Sorry I don't understand what happened here. You wrote they were intercepted by the "community"? So that means the community police? Not being a dick just need clarification please.

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    1. 8:39 "persecuted and killed by community police"
      But at that time in the past midnight, it looks like they were told to run for their lives by the State Police and military who have not been able to kick community police out of Petatlan in spite of arresting and murdering their members both male and female for years... As 5:10 says the time stinks.
      Chalk it to one more intelligence job Falsos Positivos.

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    2. If you don't understand maybe you should find a different sour for information. Seems very straight forward to me

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    3. 4:46 "straightforward" sounds like prepared with the made for television script, state police of Guerrero State are criminals along with their military and state sponsored AutoDefensas.

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  13. I'm Glad the son survive so he can identified the killers.

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  14. They say don't travel at night, why couldn't they wait until daylight.

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    1. 7:03 when they tell you to start running for your life, at gun point for this exact purpose at this hour, this is the result.
      I blame the state police and rival government sponsored community police that have been trying to steal back "the plasa" for years.
      Comandante Nestora was imprisoned for, a few years for arresting the police for their complicity with criminals, but she is now a Federal Senator, I am sure she will know better what is going on.

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  15. You idiots they blameing ruso aka cjng and they had already killed a American that was going to Brasil couple years back it was el Tigre from cjng they blamed te templarios but it wasn’t them it was cjng

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  16. El comandante Joaquín Báez, del SSP Petlatlan Guerrero, me dijo hace muchos años que nunca debía viajar Mex 200 entre las horas de la puesta y la salida del sol. Esto es entre Acapulco y Zihuatanejo. No vale la pena tu vida, dijo. Consigue una habitación de hotel si la luz del sol está a punto de fallar. Si te encuentras con una reserva provisional, no son carteleros, entonces serán pueblos aterrorizados que no tienen entrenamiento e intentarán matar las sombras de la imaginación. A los blancos asustados se les dice que nunca paren en la noche. Esto hace una terrible receta para una tragedia como esta. Lo que leo aquí en los comentarios es todo lo que se sabe, excepto la hora de la noche. Muy triste.

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  17. I keep thinking about this case and it's bothering me. Does anyone know how the poor child is doing or what has become of him in the days since the incident? Such a life shattering event for him to have both parents executed before his eyes. Traumatic enough that it caused him a nervous breakdown. I hope he is being provided with the mental and emotional help he needs. If anyone has any further information about the aftermath of this incredibly sad incident please share it. I'm wondering if any arrests have been made etc. Thank you.

    -Solothurn la Arma

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  18. I am an American. Passed through the same checkpoint .after fishing in Puerto Vicente. I suppose I am lucky.no dough they know who committed this crime.whats taking so long for a arrest. Just remember most Mexicans are very good people ..still rather vacation in zihuatanejo than Compton.

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    1. Roll the dice...but you have some chance of law...in Compton.

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