Former head of the Jalisco SEMEFO is linked to the process for stacking 157 bodies in trailers

Guadalajara Jalisco.- It took three years for a total of 157 corpses what were treated unworthily by the forensic authorities of Jalisco.

The Jalisco Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office reported today that it has been linked to the process former head of Forensic Medical Services (SEMEFO), Eduardo Mota Fonseca, for the notorious case that shook Jalisco in 2018 when it was discovered that 157 corpses wandered through the streets of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area aboard two refrigerated boxes of trailers.

The justification? The then head of SEMEFO pointed out that the facilities of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) would be overflowing by harboring around 444 bodies So it was decided to rent two trailers to store another 157 bodies.

Was the strong smell that emitted the 157 corpses piled up, which led residents from different sectors to report to the authorities the presence of the two boxes of trailers in which they were stored.

The case was also denounced by various organizations and relatives of the victims, which led to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office initiate an investigation to determine responsibilities, which today concluded with the involvement of Eduardo Mota Fonseca in the criminal process, who in 2018 was the head of the SEMEFO and would have authorized this denigrating mechanism for the protection of the lifeless bodies of 157 people.

Through an official statement, on the afternoon of this September 16, the Jalisco Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office indicated that the crime for which Dr. Mota Fonseca was linked to the process is for “abuse of authority committed to the detriment of society and victims”.

The connection to the process was ordered by the Fifteenth Judge of Control and Orality located in Puente Grande, Luis Enrique Razo Jiménez, after hearing the arguments of the Public Ministry of the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Combating Corruption.

The document also states that the former official will continue his process in freedomHowever, “he must appear every 15 days to sign before the judge and he is prohibited from leaving the state without judicial authorization”, precautionary measures that you must abide by for one year.

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Likewise, it decreed a period of five months from today as the deadline for the closure of the complementary investigation.

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