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Until a month ago, the community of Cerocahui, located in the mountains of Chihuahua, was a point rarely mentioned by the rest of the Mexican population, however, that changed with the murder of two Jesuit priests and a tour guide.
The person responsible for this crime is Jose Noriel Portilloalias “El Chueco”, identified as the leader of the criminal group known as Gente Nueva, adhered to the Sinaloa Cartel.
the tour guide Peter Palma He was one of the victims of El Chueco, when he was kidnapped by the criminal, after an altercation they had in a hotel in the area.
According to local authorities, Pedro escaped and sought help at the church in the town of Cerocahui, where he was finally murdered along with the two Jesuit priests. Joaquin Cesar Mora Y Javier Campos.
A month after this murder, his son Ricardo described the last video call he was able to make on June 20, minutes before he lost his life.
“Today marks one month since your life and those other two kind souls who tried to save you were taken from you. You always characterized yourself in seeing others before you, and that day was no exception. ‘I’m bringing tourists, please turn him down,’ you fearlessly told that demon with a first and last name after he broke into the hotel at 1:14 p.m., ”the young man wrote on social media.
In another message, he recalled that it was 9:14 p.m. in Barcelona when Ricardo and his baby made the last video call to Pedro, who confirmed that he had left a group of tourists at the Cerocahui hotel.
In that last communication, the tour guide told him with a concerned face that he would return the call in a moment. Later, at 06:00 in Barcelona, he received a call from his brother informing him that his father had been kidnapped.
Ricardo immediately looked for a flight to return to the country, and wrote a WhatsApp message to his father telling him that he was already at the airport and that he would go for him.
Once in Mexico, he went directly to the Government Palace to ask for information, but hours later they confirmed to the family that Pedro had been murdered along with the two priests.
Since then, El Chueco has been wanted by state and federal authorities throughout that region, but to date they have not found his whereabouts, despite the fact that there is a reward for information that helps his capture.
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