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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Police Officer Wanted for Kidnapping Two Businessmen in Morelos Is Found Dead

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Note: To read the original story about the kidnapping, please click this link.

No one has been arrested for Jose Mario Gomez Guillen's murder. Three more police officers involved in the kidnapping scheme remain at large.

The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office in the state of Morelos confirmed in a bulletin that the man found dead in Xochimilco, Mexico City, on April 28, 2021, was one of the four policemen suspected of kidnapping two businessmen. His name was José Mario Gómez Guillén.

As reported by Borderland Beat, two businessmen from Morelos, Román Martínez García (aged 39) and his stepson Luis Fernando Ogazón Ariza (aged 23), who were reported as missing since last January 16, after they were detained by the officers in Yautepec municipality during a routine traffic stop. The two victims were owners of a gas station.

The former police officers have been considered fugitives since last January after one of their colleagues was arrested for the same crime and confessed their participation in the kidnapping.

State authorities disclosed their faces and offered a reward of almost MXN$25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to their arrest.

According to the death certificate, which leaked on social media, Gomez Guillen was found dead on Wednesday, April 28; on Friday his body arrived in Xochitepec, where he was buried. The body had several shots to the head and was found inside a black plastic bag.

Sources: Bajo PalabraDiario de Morelos; Borderland Beat archives

9 comments:

  1. The man who knew too much. Dead men tell no tales.

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    1. Looks that way. Putting several rounds to oneself is unheard of.

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      There's only a handful of documented cases of people actually putting several rounds into themselves. Extremely rare but it happens.

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  2. Por andar con calentura de secuestrador lo mandaron al infierno .

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  3. Police kidnapping people does not pay, he wound up dead.

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    1. Anyone kidnapping people, police or not, man or woman, adult or minor.... deserve death

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  4. question is... who killed him, and why? maybe the other cops are hunting each other...

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    1. I think you're right. He was probably talking of turning himself in and confessing. They took care of the problem

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  5. He was getting peanut money, until someone in the dark forces told him he can make more money kidnapping.

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