On Tuesday april 18th at night the location and arrest of three men accused of the murder of Jorge Pastor Herrera Muñoz, a Kanasin official, found dead inside a ranch on the Merida-Cancun highway, was announced.
Elements of the State Investigation Police (PEI) of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) in coordination with the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) captured Alan Christopher H. K., 39, a relative of the deceased, Jesús Fabián P. K., 27, and Jonathan Jesús P. S., alias “chaparro”, 31, to be handed over to a judge.
Herrera Muñoz, nicknamed ‘Teyina’, was found dead in a ditch on a ranch in Kanasín, after being reported missing since Thursday, April 13, after he was last seen in the Pablo Moreno neighborhood. Family and friends launched a search for him and asked on social networks for any information on his whereabouts.
More than 48 hours after he was reported missing, the body of the deputy director of sports in Kanasín was discovered, with traces of violence. According to information from the FGE Yucatan, the cause of death was mechanical asphyxiation by strangulation.
Crime of passion
According to the investigations, on Thursday night, April 13, the three men arrested and Jorge Pastor Herrera were at a ranch at kilometer 11+800 of the Merida-Cancun highway.
Christopher Alan H. K., with whom the deceased had a family relationship, complained to ‘Teyina’ that some time ago he had had an intimate relationship with his wife. He also pointed out that it was because of the officer that he had been in jail.
Prior to this, the men hit Herrera Muñoz from behind and tied a rope around his neck, while his relative complained about the alleged personal grievances.
After being apprehended, the three men, originally from Yucatan, will face charges of aggravated homicide and corpse crime, committed as a gang. The investigating agents and prosecutors handed them over to the judge who issued the arrest warrant.