Updated 04/05/2021 16:00
Slaughtered, mutilated and gagged
Slaughtered, mutilated and gagged
This was the body of Alejandro “Bebo” Ochoa (35), the rural worker who was missing for six days and who was searched by the entire town of Cortaderas, in San Luis, after unknown persons took him away.
towards the victim and the suspicion that the body was planted where they found it further deepen the mystery about Ochoa's kidnapping and crime.
The body of "Bebo" was found on Friday inside
located two kilometers from the town of Cortaderas, which is on the Northeast tip of San Luis, very close to the Cordoba town of Villa General Belgrano.
The area is known as El Adobe and is located about 500 meters from Provincial Route 1 along a local road, which connects Los Molles and Cortaderas.
The body of Alejandro Ochoa (35) was found after 6 days of searching and raking.
In that place was the forensic doctor Gustavo Lafourcade, who told the
that "the body was out in the open, gagged, had a jean shorts on its head, several wounds on the body, one very visible on the neck , was in an advanced state of
This Monday, the remains of "Bebo" were
dismissed and buried
in the Concarán cemetery.
Meanwhile, chilling details were revealed about how he died.
According to the preliminary report of the autopsy that was carried out in Villa Mercedes and to which
, the body had multiple wounds, had been mutilated and beheaded: there was "a cutting wound that
totally compromises the trachea
and large blood vessels," it was indicated.
It had already been known that Ochoa's body "had injuries to the face, dorsal area, thorax, abdomen, upper and lower extremities" and that the
date of death
was estimated to be "greater than five days."
The desperate request of Bebo Ochoa's family during the search.
Photo: courtesy of El Corredor Noticias.
However, the lawyer for the Ochoa family, Iván Coria, explained in statements to Radio Alternativa that "Bebo" had his
The Criminal Judge of Concarán, Patricia Besso,
changed the cover
of the case and is now investigating the crime of Ochoa as an "illegitimate deprivation of liberty followed by death."
Meanwhile, the victim's brothers warned that rakes were carried out in the area where the body was found, including at the construction site.
They suspect they "
The Director of Investigations, Chief Commissioner José Alberto Velázquez, in dialogue with
El Diario de la República
, denied that version of the Ochoa family: "That place (in reference to the sector where the construction site is located)
had not been raked before.
For the lawyer Coria, "there are
many ropes to tie
in this case to understand what happened and the main thing is to find those responsible for the homicide so they can state the reasons for their actions."
"Bebo" lived in the rural area of Cortaderas in a
house and was dedicated to raising animals and selling syrup, although he was a bricklayer's assistant.
On March 27, armed suspects held him down, beat him and
took him away
A friend saw everything and is the main witness in the case.
The entire town of Cortaderas went out to look for “Bebo”, even his family
to the police station and Ochoa's parents recorded a message for the kidnappers, asking them to return him.
They were six days of anguish and raking, even in bodies of water, until the body was found on Friday, April 2.
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