Miguel Ángel Riquelme, governor of the state of Coahuila, revealed on his social networks that two allegedly involved in the femicide of nurses in Torreón were arrested this Friday night.
“Thanks to the investigative and intelligence work, and the coordination of the #SSP with the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza, we have announced the arrest of the probable perpetrators of the three femicides of health workers that occurred yesterday in the City of # Torreón ”, wrote the president on his official Twitter.
The arrested people were identified by the governor as Luis N, a nurse at Clinica 16 of the Mexican Social Security Institute and a co-worker of one of the murdered; as well as Luis “N” by trade machetero, worker in the Torreón supply market.
The probable motive, according to the first data of the investigating agents, is the robbery, which completely discards that it has been a crime as a result of the work carried out by women in the area of health. During the detention, belongings identified as stolen from the nurses’ home were also seized.
Among the insured objects there is cash in banknotes of various denominations of around 1,400 pesos. In addition, items such as gold and silver bracelets, rings, household appliances, feathers, three cell phones, earrings, religious medals, a voter card, glue tape and a women’s purse, according to data from the weekly Zeta.
Gerardo Márquez Guevara, state prosecutor, assured that after the interrogation they will be made available to the corresponding authorities. The next step will be to complete the investigation folder for femicide, in addition to obtaining the arrest warrant to execute it.
“My condolences to family, friends, and coworkers. My appreciation and solidarity to the health personnel who work in #Coahuila, with whom we have permanently teamed, “wrote the governor on his social networks.
On the other hand, Miguel Riquelme congratulated the Ministry of Public Security and the State Prosecutor for finding the alleged perpetrators in less than 24 hours in the crime that he described as “something that undoubtedly shocked the Coahuilense and Mexican society” .
Three sisters, two of them nurses and the other secretary of the IMSS, they were killed in a house to the west of the city of Torreón, Coahuila. Through the state attorney general’s office it was revealed that the bodies were found around 00:30 with visible signs of violence.
“Elements of the State Attorney General’s Office learned of the discovery of three female persons, without vital signs, in a state of decomposition, and that according to the first indications, they would have died by strangulation“The agency announced through a statement.
The victims were identified as Cecilia “N”, 48 years old; Araceli “N”, 59, and Dora “N”, 56. Their bodies were found inside a home on Fifth Street, Compresora neighborhood, on the ground, with their hands and feet tied.
Zoé Robledo, director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, condemned femicide through social media and he expressed solidarity “with the pain that overwhelms his relatives.”
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