Thursday, July 18, 2013

Imparcial Newspaper Crime Reporter And Municipal Police Officer Found Executed In Oaxacan Corn Field

Alberto López Bello

Oaxacan police recovered several bodies near a corn field, one was an Imparcial newspaper reporter and the other a municipal police officer. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 18, 2013

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico - On Wednesday, the bodies of Alberto López Bello, 28, a Imparcial newspaper crime reporter and Arturo Alejandro Franco Rojas, a Municipal Police Officer were recovered around 7:10 a.m. from a corn field in Trinidad de Viguera, a city north of the Oaxacan capital in the municipality of Oaxaca de Juárez, according to Manuel de Jesus López, the Oaxaca State Attorney General. The bodies were bound and had signs of torture with bullet wounds. Large rocks and thick pieces of wood with blood on them were found near the bodies. 
Both Bello and Rojas were beaten with stones and thick branches, according to César Alfaro, the State Police Commissioner. No one has been arrested for the homicides.

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