Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Juarez Municipal Police Officer Kidnapped, Tortured And Then Burned Alive As Witnesses Looked On

Kidnappers cold-bloodedly set on fire a Juarez municipal police officer.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 21, 2011

Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Tuesday, residents at the Paseo del Alba neighborhood called police around 8:30 a.m. after they witnessed a vehicle that pulled up and several men took out a bound man from the vehicle and set him on fire alive. The man was later identified by the Chihuahua State Attorney's Office (PGR) as José Everardo Sánchez Valenzuela, 35. a Juarez Municipal Police Officer who was reported missing on Monday night.
Sánchez-Valenzuela was tortured before the gunmen doused him with gasoline and then set him on fire while his hands and legs were bound near the intersection of Miguel de la Madrid and Paseo Streets, according to the PGR. Firefighters responded to the scene and managed to put out the flames. Sánchez-Valenzuela's body was still wearing his police uniform and was facing downwards. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was assigned to the Benito Juarez Police District station on August 29, 2009 when he was hired.

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