The nephew of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been found dead with his body riddled with bullet wounds in an abandoned car in El Chapo’s home state.
Victim Enrique Homero Guzman Rocha, 45, was found dead in a Toyota Corolla on a road leading to the community of El Ranchito, in the municipality of Culiacan, in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa.
The victim’s body was identified by his relatives after it was taken to forensic experts for analysis.
The Culiacan Municipal Police told local newspaper El Universal that they had been called about the presence of a dead person in the driver’s seat of a car in the area.
El Universal report that the victim had previously been chased through the streets of the Pemex neighbourhood in the city of Culiacan by a group of armed men as he was in a car but had survived with injuries on 3rd July 2019.
The victim was the brother of the late Juan Guzman Rocha, alias El Juanon, considered by federal authorities as one of El Chapo’s henchmen, whose body was found dead in 2011.
El Universal report El Juanon was kidnapped by an armed gang while driving a vehicle in the company of Jose Miguel Bastidas Manjarrez. Both men were later found dead with signs of having been tortured and shot.
No motive has been provided for the crime and the investigation is ongoing with no arrests having been reported.
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