Mexican activist laid to rest as husband’s lumber yard goes up in flames, brother-in-law killed
Killing Marisela wasn’t enough:
Give me a break. Maybe if you add in the next story it will be more clear:
A lumber yard belonging to the common law husband of murdered activist Marisela Escobedo went up in flames early Saturday morning. Suspects started the fire and fled but not without abducting Escobedo’s brother-in-law who was at the business, officials said.
The incident occurred on the same day as Escobedo’s funeral.
Escobedo, who is known in Chihuahua City as “Rubi’s mom,” was murdered Thursday outside of the state capitol in Chihuahua City while trying to collect signatures.
There were no details about whether the murder and fire were related.
Mexico crime activist’s relative also found dead
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico—Mexican authorities say a relative of an anti-crime crusader gunned down last week as she tried to seek justice for her slain daughter also has been found dead.
The Chihuahua state attorney general’s office says the body of Manuel Monge Amparan was identified Sunday after being dumped on a street in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.
The body was found Saturday after Monge’s lumber business was set on fire, prosecutors said.
Monge was the brother of Jose Monge, whose partner, Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, was shot to death Thursday outside the offices of Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte. The activist had said she wouldn’t move until investigators showed progress in bringing her 17-year-old daughter’s killer to justice.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of activist Marisela Escobedo. (Special to the Times)
Firefighters stand outside “Maderera y Materiales Monje,” a lumber yard in Mexico belonging to Escobedo’s boyfriend, as flames tear through the interior of the business. (Special to the Times)