Guanajuato appoints a special unit to investigate the murder of journalist Ernesto Méndez

Guanajuato appoints a special unit to investigate the murder of journalist Ernesto Méndez

San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato.- The Guanajuato State Prosecutor’s Office assured that they appointed the Specialized Homicide Unit and a special cell of the Criminal Investigation Agency to clarify the murder of journalist Ernesto Méndezwhich occurred on August 3 in San Luis de la Paz together.

The special unit is made up of a forensic multidisciplinary group and will investigate the events in which Ernesto Méndez, along with three other people, lost their lives and one more person was injured.

So far it has been reported that The multi-homicide occurred at 00:51 on August 3, inside a beer store called “Alaska Guamas” property of the journalist, this according to Public Security.

Ernesto Méndez was in the company of four subjects, Cesar Rodrigo “N”, Jonathan Fernando “N”, an unidentified male, and Antonio “N”, when they were shot. Four of them lost their lives, while Antonio was taken to a hospital in a critical condition.

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For his part, the undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, assured that There is already progress in the investigation and that they maintain communication with the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez.

“Yesterday from the first moment communication was established with the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez, there are already advances in the investigation. Ernesto Méndez Pérez, in addition to his journalistic activity, also participated in the fair of the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, but for this year he had obtained the concession for the organization of the fair, he announced it publicly”, assured Ricardo Mejía Berdeja.

It is worth mentioning that the undersecretary recognizes 11 murders of journalists in 2022, however the media assure that there are 13. Mejía Berdeja added that there are 27 detainees or wanted and 20 presumed responsible linked to the process for homicides against communicators.

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