Mexico City.- A minor of a year and a half reported as missing along with her family was found alive and in good health in the Mexican state of Jalisco, in the west of the country, the People Search Commission reported on Thursday.
The minor, who disappeared on March 24 when she was traveling with her family from Mexico City to Jalisco, was located in the municipality of La Barca and given to one of her grandparents.
The Commission pointed out that the finding was the result of a search in various parts of the state, although, according to versions, the minor was abandoned on a property in that municipality and carried a paper with a message and her grandfather’s cell phone number.
La Barca is about 100 kilometers by road from the municipality of Acatic, where the family of 5 disappeared 15 days ago, after a vacation in the Mexican capital, and where the state authorities have focused the search.
The minor, named Julia Isabella, disappeared along with her parents, Jimena Romo, 25, and Julio Alberto Villaseñor, 35, as well as Virginia Villaseñor, her father’s sister, and her son, Iker, 9 years after entering the state and when traveling near Acatic.
After their disappearance, family members went to the Special Prosecutor for Missing Persons on March 25 to file a complaint after they lost contact with them when they returned from the country’s capital.
As part of the investigation, the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office carried out a search operation last Friday in the municipalities of Tepatitlán de Morelos, Acatic, San Miguel el Alto and Jalostotitlán, to obtain test data and locate the family.
Later, last Monday, the State Prosecutor’s Office reported that it obtained data that made it possible to establish “the possible relationship of some elements of the Acatic Police Station in the disappearance of five members of a family, for which seven soldiers have already been arrested.”
The institution explained that the investigating agents had been working for a few days before in the municipality, where they collected the test data that revealed “the possible participation of municipal police, for which 8 arrest warrants were requested from the judge, 7 of which they have already been completed ».
The Prosecutor’s Office indicated that in the search they work jointly with the Mexican Army and that in total some 200 operative agents are in the case.
The Mexican Government reported this Thursday of an accumulated 85,006 reports of missing persons from 2006 to date, with more than half, 44,174, registered since Andrés Manuel López Obrador assumed the Presidency, in December 2018.
Precisely, the western state of Jalisco occupies the first place by accumulating one in 5 disappearances, that is, 20% since December 2018.
The entity, which is home to the Guadalajara metropolitan area, is the headquarters of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel (CJNG), considered the most powerful criminal group in Mexico.
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