Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reward Offered And Suspect Sketch Released In Escobedo Ortiz Homicide In Chihuahua Mexico

Wanted poster: Left, sketch of alleged killer and right, Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra (Chihuahua PGR)

Chihuahua Attorney General's Office offers $200,000 pesos for information leading to the arrest of suspect in connection with Marisela Escobedo Ortiz homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 29, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - This week, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office (PGR) released the sketch of the alleged 30-year-old suspect who shot Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, 52, several times including a fatal shot to the head. The PGR has offered $200,000 pesos ($16,000 U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect is believed to have been working with Sergio Rafael Barraza Bocanegra, 24, the alleged boyfriend and confessed killer of Ortiz' daughter Rubi Marisol Frayre Escobedo, 16, from Ciudad Juarez. 
Last week, the Cartel de Sinaloa joined Interpol, both the Mexican military and Federal Police in their search for fugitive Bocanegra. Bocanegra is accused of taking part in the planned killing of Ortiz on December 16 and the September 2008 murder of Rubi Marisol. He had confessed to killing Rubi Marisol and even led police to a hog farm where her dismembered body was found.
Mexican authorities are offering $500,000 pesos ($41,000 U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of Bocanegra and his accomplice. They issued an international warrant because Bocanegra could have left the country and Interpol joined the search.
Bocanegra is an alleged member of Los Zetas and now the Cartel de Sinaloa has also joined in the manhunt for Bocanegra, according to several hand written poster size signs discovered around Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Capitol city.
Ortiz had struggled for two years to bring Bocanegra to justice for the murder of her daughter Rubi Marisol in 2008. The day Ortiz was killed, she was outside the Chihuahua state government building in the city of Chihuahua for nine days staging a protest and demanding justice from Governor César Duarte and the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office.

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