Although the crimes were isolated, the departmental authorities are on alert
Referential archive image . Homicides continue in Valle del Cauca. Photo: Colprensa
Valle Caucanos are dismayed after a series of homicides have been recorded in the region in recent days. The most recent occurred on the morning of Friday, November 4, south of Cali, where the body of a man wrapped in sheets was found.
According to the authorities, the body was found by the inhabitants of the Las Vegas de Comfandi neighborhood, who noticed a strange smell coming from a sack, so they decided to alert the Police. .
Preliminary information indicates that the victim -belonging to the Afro-descendant community-, showed signs of torture and had his mouth covered with a large amount of tape .
At the moment, the authorities collect evidence toidentify the victim and to clarify her death and find the whereabouts of those who murdered her.
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On the other hand, the Valle del Cauca Police revealed the identity of the body of the woman who was found dead on the road leading towards the village of Tamboral, in the municipality of Andalucía, in the center of the department.
The authorities informed RCN Radio that the 65-year-old victim was identified as María Rosalba Nasequia Cano, a woman from from San José del Palmar in the department of Chocó, and who belonged to the Embera Chamí indigenous community.
Although the Police indicated that until now they are unaware of the reasons why the woman would have been murdered, they informed the same radio station that His causes of death were the product of a gunshot.
Dismembered body found in La Vieja river
On the morning of Friday, the community of the Guayacanes sector, in the municipality of Cartago, also reported to the authorities the discovery of a human trunk in the waters of the La Vieja River.
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Once the Cartago Police arrived at the scene of the crime, they began the work of removing the body and, later, the work to identify the victim.
According to preliminary information, the victim was not murdered on the banks of the La Vieja river, but on the contrary, in the municipality of Alcalá, where his body was abandoned and, later, dragged by the current of the tributary .
RCN Radio learned that, in recent days, there have already been eight homicides reported in the municipalities of Cartago and Andalucía which, according to the authorities, would be related to settling scores between gangs criminals for micro-trafficking issues in the region.
After the crime figures that have been registered in Valle del Cauca, especially in Cali, the senator for the Democratic Pole, Alexander López Maya, requested the intervention of the Ministry of Defense in the region.
“It is desperate to see how violence increases and takes hold of Cali, it hurts that continue to die young people, it hurts that citizens live in fear, the numbers of terror that have become a habit hurt us. @mindefensa it is urgent that a security plan be designed for Cali”, requested the congressman through his Twitter account.
The senator's request for the Polo Democrático came days after that the Cali Security Observatory revealed that, as of October 14, 760 homicides were reported in the capital of Valle del Cauca, of which 702 were men.