Following the murders, authorities in Zacatecas have implemented checkpoints across the state.
Zacatecas, (January 10, 2021).- Recently, Zacatecas confirmed 10 bodies found in a truck; however, this adds to a wave of murders that has totaled at least 41, in just the first six days of January.
Wave of murders in Zacatecas
In the last 24 hours alone, up to 14 murders have been registered in Zacatecas, including the 10 victims abandoned in the recent model truck under the Christmas tree in the Plaza de Armas, right in front of the Zacatecas Government Palace.
In addition to the multiple homicides, there was the murder of a couple who was located on state highway 155, in the municipality of Morelos, one kilometer from the toll booth on federal highway 54.
In the community of Chilitas, near the state capital, rural residents informed the authorities about the location of a lifeless body, near federal highway 54. Also in the capital, in a vacant lot on Puerto Rico Street, in the Las Américas neighborhood, a corpse wrapped in blankets was found by residents.
The 14 murders registered during the last hours are also added to the 27 people executed in the last cut of Wednesday, January 5, giving a total of 41 victims of violent homicide, just in the first six days of 2022 in the entity.
After the arrest of the alleged perpetrators of having abandoned the truck full of bodies in front of the Government Palace , it is expected that during this Friday the bodies of the victims will begin to be handed over to their families; So far, only a 20-year-old girl, identified as Ariadna, has been recognized and claimed by her parents, was a resident of the popular Felipe Ángeles neighborhood, in the capital of Zacatecas .
According to statements by the state prosecutor, Francisco Murillo , the five victims , until now identified through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), would have criminal records for qualified robbery and drug dealing.
Source: UNO TV