The father of the minors was arrested for an accusation of alleged family abuse, however other relatives and neighbors demand his release by denying violence as well as the search for the real murderers
During the first hours of this February 18, a lifeless boy and girl were located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca. Their bodies were on the Canal 33 highway, in the El Espinal-Juchitán section of Zaragoza.
The Oaxaca State Attorney General’s Office (FGEO) reported that an investigation was begun and as part of it the apprehension of a person was carried out, who was called to testify.
“The FGEO has deployed a multidisciplinary team to carry out the first inquiries, and currently, one person is in custody and making a statement in relation to the facts.”
Salomón Jara, governor of the state, condemned the death of the minors and affirmed that the government is in coordination with the Prosecutor’s Office so that what happened is clarified and the person or persons responsible are punished.
“Our government will do everything in its power to clarify the facts and punish those responsible to the fullest extent of the law; For this reason, we will maintain permanent contact with the State Prosecutor’s Office to collaborate in the case.”
“I reiterate: Defending life, especially that of our girls and boys, is the highest mission of our government and we will always work to fulfill it,” he added.
Presumably the children were brothers who were engaged in the sale of fried food and lived in the Fidel Peña neighborhood, in the municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza, according to information released by local media.
The remains of the minors, between 9 and 10 years old, had no visible signs of violence. Expert studies will reveal the cause of death.
How many children die from violence in Mexico
The presence of organized crime and family violence claim the lives of minors in Mexico. On average, between five and seven children violently die every day in Mexican territory, according to information from the Network for the Rights of Children (REDIM).
Of the total violent deaths of infants, 70% are from firearm shots. Only during the first half of 2022, 1,272 violent deaths of minors were officially registered, REDIM estimated that by September of that year the figure reached 1,929.
Michoacán, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Jalisco and Zacatecas head the list of murders, all of them are recognized for the strong presence of criminal groups.
Among the cases of homicide of minors that were made public in 2022 are two that occurred during the last months of the year in San Luis Potosí (SLP). The most recent was recorded on December 15 of last year, the victim was a 3-year-old boy who was in a car with his father when he received bullet wounds.
Presumably it was a direct attack against the adult who was behind the wheel; however, the fire reached the little one. Both victims of the assault were rushed to a hospital, where the minor died.
On the other hand, last September it was announced that an 11-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy were murdered by his mother’s partner. The homicide occurred months before but it was not until the neighbors reported a putrefied smell coming from their house that their bodies were located by the authorities.
Angelina “N”, mother of the minors, was arrested. In his statements, she indicated that her children died in January and May as a result of a beating inflicted on them by their stepfather (identified as Eduardo “N”), who would have been responsible for hiding the bodies inside plastic bags covered with lime and a wooden box.