Seven arrested in Ticul, Yucatan for the murder of a Mexico City contractor

- October 31, 2023

Following the violent death of a man this Saturday morning in Ticul, authorities announced this afternoon that seven people have already been arrested (four men and three women) and that the crime was committed with a .22 caliber weapon.

At a press conference held jointly by authorities from the SSP and the Yucatan Prosecutor’s Office, it was emphasized that all possible lines of investigation into the case are being investigated, including the motive for the homicide committed specifically on 23rd Street by 38th and 40th Streets in the San Enrique neighborhood of Ticul.

Both the head of the SSP, Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda, and the State Prosecutor, Juan Manuel León León, emphasized that it is not possible to speak of an execution by organized crime until the corresponding investigations have been exhausted.

Of the seven men and women arrested, two are from Tabasco, two are from Quintana Roo, one is from Veracruz, one is from Tabasco, and one of them is from Yucatan.

As for the fatal victim, he has only been identified as a 37-year-old contractor from Mexico City, who worked in the municipality, presumably in the hospital being built in the municipality.

After the attack, the victim’s body was left lying on the side of the road accompanied by a woman, who was apparently his romantic partner. She was not injured.

Immediate police reaction

Saidén Ojeda said that as soon as the homicide was reported by a timely call to the 9-1-1 emergency number, the State Police activated the protocols for road closures and the search for the alleged perpetrators.

He added that with the support of the C5i video surveillance camera system and arch readers, the field units and agents of the State Investigation Police (PEI) were able to locate and capture the probable perpetrators. Two vehicles and a low-caliber weapon used to kill the contractor, originally from Mexico City and based in Ticul, were seized from all of them.

Source: SIPSE

The Yucatan Post

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