It was during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 2, that the body of the former deputy Pedro Carrizales known as ‘The Mijis‘ was identified in the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) of Tamaulipas, after remaining 30 days missing. The discovery of his body was reported almost a month after his presumed death, a situation that has left a series of mysteries still unsolved.
It all started between January 31 and February 1, when the former deputy and his family stayed in a hotel in Saltillo, in Coahuila. On February 2, Carrizales contacted his wife to inform her that she had been arrested near Monterrey, Nuevo León, however, he told her that he had already been released so he was on his way to the compound to meet with her.
According to the first reports provided by the authorities, two hours after being communicated, Carrizales would have suffered an accidentreported on February 3 at one in the morning.
Despite the fact, the family of the former deputy no longer knew of his whereabouts. Eight days after his wife reported his disappearance, a search card was issued to find ‘El Mijis’, and since then, the prosecutor’s offices of San Luis Potosí, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León began investigations, but without revealing the information publicly.
Doubts about the death of ‘El Mijis’
As we announced in AmericanPost.NewsOn February 27, local media published that Pedro Carrizales was found dead. According to anonymous sources from the Tamaulipas Prosecutor’s Office, the activist’s body would have been handed over to Semefo on February 23. Namely, 20 days later after the accident occurred.
Also on February 27, the San Luis Potosí Prosecutor’s Office sent DNA samples of the former deputy to the prosecutors of Nuevo León, Coahuila and Tamaulipas. A day later, the prosecutors reported that “in the week of February 14 to 18, search operations were carried out in gaps and border roads between the states.”
Also that day, from Carrizales’s official Twitter account, his family clarified that they had no official information about the incident or his whereabouts. However, in the statement issued by the Prosecutor’s Offices they indicate that the accident would have occurred on 3 February at 1:00 a.m. at kilometer 27 of the Piedras Negras-Nuevo Laredo highway.
But it was not until March 2, 30 days after the disappearance was reported, that the Tamaulipas forensic authorities asked the family to identify the remains. After six hours inside the Semefo, the activist Frida Guerrera confirmed the death of Pedro Carrizales.
Who was ‘El Mijis’, Pedro Carrizales?
Pedro Cesar Carrizales ‘El Mijis’ became local deputy by Brunette in San Luis Potosí in 2018 after winning the elections held that same year. He had a high school education and was known for founding the Popular Youth Movement where he worked with gang members to rehabilitate them and help them find work. The death of ‘El Mijis’ continues to leave many doubts, because his body was found almost a month after his death.
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