Thursday, August 12, 2010

Body Count 1802 On the Year: Ten More Yesterday

During August the homicide average in Juarez has notched upward, from 8 to 10 per day. Yesterday ten persons were killed, including a federal police officer, whose decapitated body was found wrapped in a blue tarp with hands and feet tied near a warehouse on Oscar Flores Blvd. On his body was a narco-message that said, "I'm a PFP (federal police), Sincerely _____," indicating the assassins, presumably, were members of La Linea. Twenty three federal police officers have been killed since federal police took over security responsibilities, replacing the army, on April 9. Another of the victims was Hugo Francisco Zamora Ochoa, 24 años, a nephew of Manuel Espino, former head of the PAN Party in Mexico, who lives in Juarez. He was killed at the Mitla Mall at around 11 a.m. just as he was getting into his automobile, a black Peugeot, in the shopping center parking lot.

Compiled from stories in Diario and La Polaka

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