Wednesday, November 23, 2011

AZMEX UPDATE 3 23-11-11


Note: talk of some more bodies to be found. Also, the body count in
Sinaloa has hit 25 now, and more expected. Expect spill over into
Sonora and AZ to increase.

Investigators ID two victims in triple slaying
Related: Three men found dead in Tumacacori Mountains; at least two
were shot
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:35 pm
By Jonathan Clark
Nogales International

Investigators have identified two of the three suspected drug
smugglers who were found shot execution style in the Tumacacori
Mountains on Monday, and were combing the remote crime scene again on
Wednesday in search of additional evidence.
Border Patrol agents discovered the bodies in the Devil's Canyon
area, approximately 4.2 miles west of Interstate 19, during a
helicopter patrol, Sheriff Antonio Estrada told the County Board of
Supervisors on Wednesday.

"They thought at the beginning that it might be three undocumented
aliens that were hiding and standing still," Estrada said. However,
when the agents landed, they found two dead bodies lying next to each
other and another approximately 10 yards away.
"They were shot, execution style," Estrada said.

Identification cards found on the bodies of two victims identified
them as Cristian Abel Sanchez Velasquez, 20, of Concordia, Sinaloa;
and Feliciano Sanchez Rio, 42, of San Dimas, Durango. Deputies did
not search the bodies for ID after their discovery on Monday so as
not to disturb any forensic evidence, Estrada said. The cards were
discovered later at the medical examiner's office.
Estrada said investigators were still working to establish the
identity of the third victim, and had gone back to the "very, very
remote" crime scene on Wednesday in search of more clues.
"We suspect they were drug runners," said Estrada, who told the
supervisors that it was the first drug-related homicide case in Santa
Cruz County since October 2010, when a ranch hand discovered the body
of 31-year-old Javier Adan Mendez-Celaya of Magdalena, Sonora in a
shallow grave near Tubac. Investigators in that case have information
on a suspect, but have yet to make an arrest, Estrada told the NI.

He told the NI on Monday that this week's case marked the first
triple-homicide of his 19-year career as sheriff.
Estrada vowed a thorough investigation that would involve
collaboration with state and federal law enforcement, but he noted
the difficulties in tracking down the perpetrators of crimes
committed in the county's remote areas.
"They always have a great head start," he said.

Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies have already investigated at
least four incidents in the past two months in which groups of
illegal border-crossers reported encounters with armed men in the
wilderness corridor stretching from the Ruby-Arivaca area to the
Tumacacori Mountains.
In addition, authorities recovered a set of skeletal remains from the
Tumacacori Mountains on Nov. 8, two days after they were discovered
by hunters. On Nov. 15, Border Patrol agents working in the Peck Mesa
area west of Rio Rico discovered several human bones. Both of those
cases are under investigation.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by suspected border
bandits in the same general area on Dec. 14, 2010. Terry and his
special tactical unit had been deployed to the area following a
similar spate of armed robberies and encounters reported by illegal

Note: yet more bones.

Published: 11/23/2011 16:24 By: Editorial ElImparcial
Border Patrol reported finding human remains
The findings of human remains of two people, occurred in the last
hours in the Arizona border with Sonora, whose identities have not
been established by the authorities.
NOGALES, Arizona (PH)

The findings of human remains of two people, occurred in the last
hours in the Arizona border with Sonora, whose identities have not
been established by the authorities.

A press officer for the Border Patrol (Border Patrol) Tucson Sector,
Arizona, said one of the events occurred in the station limits of
Casa Grande, Arizona.
At that site was located a human skull, which was delivered to staff
the Police Department Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation.

Also at the station in Douglas, Arizona, found the skeletal remains
of a person, taking charge of body is the research staff of the
Office of County Sheriff Cochisse.

The cases in the border continued but with the arrest of an
individual of 27 years trying to cross the border on the outskirts of

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