Monday, November 2, 2009

The Beat: (Relatively) Quiet Weekend, Only Seven Murders

The official murder count this year in Cd. Juárez as of this morning was 2115 after seven persons were murdered late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

From a report by Félix A. González, writing in Norte.

An unidentified woman was found dead with seven gunshot wounds late Saturday night in the downtown area. She was wearing a gray jacket, black blouse, and brown shoes. Seven empty 9 mm. cartridges were found near the body.

Iván Monsiváis Domínguez, 25, was found dead at Óscar Peña y Fernando Montes de Oca, Col. El Sauzal, at 2:30 Sunday morning. He was shot in the throat and bled to death. Rufino Durán, 62, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the neck in Col. Torres del Sur. Ramón Chávez Montelongo, 32, was found dead at the intersection of Fuente de Trevi and Yepómera, Col. Santa Mónica. He was shot in the temple, collar bone, and chest. Twenty four empty cartridges, of 9 mm. and 40 caliber, were found nearby. Raymundo Díaz de León died while receiving medical assistance at the General Hospital at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday.

A man was found assassinated (the writer, Félix A. González, states: "apparently crucified," without further comment) inside a home in Bosques de Salvárcar.