The activist Ana Luisa Garduño Juárez was murdered in Temixco, Morelos , on Thursday, January 27th; So far no one has been arrested.
The also human rights defender was in the restaurant bar “Apolo XI” at the time of the events. At 11:31 p.m., the authorities received a report of shots fired at the scene, reported the Morelos Prosecutor’s Office.
Agents of the State Public Safety Commission and paramedics arrived at the scene, who certified that the activist had already died as a result of the bullet impacts .
“The intervention of the State Attorney General’s Office was requested, while personnel from the Morelos Police and the National Guard secured the area and carried out an operational deployment to search for and locate the alleged perpetrator(s),” said the state prosecutor’s office.
The activist’s body was found in the box area of the place . She was transferred to the forensic medical service to perform the autopsy, while the restaurant bar was secured to continue with the investigations.
The authorities reported that the investigation folder was opened for femicide.
“The members of the State Coordination for the Construction of Peace, have reinforced the actions of collaboration and exchange of information that allow the identification and apprehension of the person or persons responsible for these events,” the agency highlighted.
Meanwhile, Governor Cuauhtémoc Blanco lamented the “cowardly” murder of the activist and assured that they are working to bring those responsible to justice.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas , urged the Morelos Prosecutor’s Office to investigate and clarify the murder quickly and not rule out Garduño Juárez’s work as a defender as a line of investigation.