Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta
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Sept 17, 2017
The statistics of bloody events in Tijuana continues to increase and seems to have no end. Malicious homicides amount to 1,169 events so far in 2017. As of the close of the edition, 105 people had lost their lives in September.
On September 12, 100 days had passed since Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid launched the Crusade for Security, with various initiatives to reduce violence, however in those same days 511 murders were committed.
The murdered were dismembered, calcined, signed, bagged; executed by shots or blows and have increased the number in the last seven days to 50 dead. Monday, September 11 is considered the most violent day of the year with 13 homicides. Most of the crimes were committed in the Eastern Zone of Tijuana.
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Recent violent acts include:
Around 08:00 hours it was reported that inside a gray trash can, was the corpse of a person. The container was located on the sidewalk of Callejón Zeta and Avenida Revolución, in the Zona Centro.
Half an hour later on Tequesquitengo Street in the Torres del Lago building, in Cerro Colorado, was the lifeless body of a subject. The victim had gunshot wounds. At the scene of the crime were located at least seven spent bullet casings.
Crimes of the Week :
On Friday 8: at a local video game place in El Florido #3, two subjects were shot dead. A dismembered body with head and limbs wrapped in a black plastic bag was found inside a green van. A 35 year old man died after being shot in El Laurel.
On Saturday 9: in Loma Bonita a young man was shot dead in the head. In a red suitcase a man’s body was found on the Tijuana-Rosarito highway. In Mariano Matamoros Norte, “Jaime” was shot in the chest. Among rubbish in Villas del Prado, the calcined corpse of a subject was found.
On Sunday 10: in Urbi Villas del Prado, a man was found dead with blunt injuries. José Amaro Flores, died after receiving several shots. Edgar David Navarro, alias “El Gordo”, 30, was killed in Colonia Emperors.
|SEMEFO personnel collecting another or other bodies
with nowhere to take them
On Monday 11: thirteen people were killed. In Mariano Matamoros Centro a young woman was killed. At the 3 Leones Hotel in Centro, a 40-year-old man was shot dead. Wrapped in a blanket and with traces of violence, a 30-year-old woman was found dead in the Libertad colony. Pedro Hernández García, 22, was murdered in the Colonia Mexico Lindo. In Loma Bonita Iván Hernández was assassinated. Marco Montejano Hernández, 27, was executed in the Altiplano. In a state of putrefaction and with firearm injuries, three bodies were located in a balcony area of the Hacienda Las Delicias Building third floor. Juan Cervantes Carrillo, 32, was shot dead. Manuela Alvarado, 58, was executed on October 3. In Villas del Prado, Gabriel Roa Hernández, 40, was murdered. Wrapped in a blanket in the colony Reforma, a human corpse was found.
On Tuesday 12: five people were murdered including Antonio Murillo Alba, alias “Brenda”, 19, who died of knife injuries. In Colonia Delicias #3 were found half-buried bones remains of a woman. In the Colonia Emperors, a man of 30 was shot to death. In Urbi Quinta del Cedro II a man was shot dead.
On Wednesday 13: Héctor Cruz, 20, Jorge Miche Beta, 49, Héctor Rivera, alias “El Pelón”, 41 were murdered in Villa del Campo, Generation 2000, Praderas de la Gloria, Villas de Alcázar, Sánchez Taboada, respectively.
On Thursday the 14th: in Urbi Villas del Prado, a man of 45 – 50 years, was shot. In the colony Monte San Antonio, the corpse of a woman, between 25 and 30 years old, was located. The calcined body of a person was found in the Cumbres Flores Magón . In a vacant lot of Colonia El Florido the corpse of Antonio Escobar Rodriguez, 38 years was found. Inside a suitcase, the mutilated body of a man with a severed head was located on the Tijuana-Tecate Road; the victim was between 30 and 35 years old. In Lomas de San Antonio at Urbi Quinta del Centro was discovered the body of a woman of 30 years which had blows to the head. In the Encino of Villas del Álamo building a man between 30 and 35 years was found shot to death.
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Meanwhile over at SEMEFO, the agency cannot keep up with the volumne of bodies piling up.
The storage facilities are lacking, the refrigerated units over flowing and many corpses are in such a rapid state of decomposition that they may never be identified or claimed.
Note: UnoMasUno reports 110 criminal homicides