Mexico City Police announced the arrest of an alleged perpetrator of the murder of businessman Baptiste Jacques Daniel Lormand, and his partner, who were found lifeless on November 28 in the mayor’s office of Tlalpan.
The Secretary of Capital Public Security, Omar García Harfuch, noted that this detention «confirms the line of inquiry» presented by authorities, who point to a possible theft.
Fellow @SSC_CDMX arrested in @ALaMagdalenaC the first person possibly related to the death of a Franco-Mexican citizen, with this arrest the line of inquiry previously presented at a press conference is confirmed. It will be reported later. pic.twitter.com/lSXXnA89lf
— Omar Garcia Harfuch (@OHarfuch) November 30, 2020
In a statement, Mexico City Police indicated that the arrest of 30-year-old Miguel Angel N was in mayor Magdalena Contreras
«It should be noted that the lines of inquiry indicate that it was a high-end liquor theft and there was no evidence to suggest that it was the crimes of extortion, floor collection or kidnapping. They were reportedly deprived of their lives to be stripped of bottles with high commercial value,» the secretariat said of the murder of entrepreneurs.
The businessman was last seen on November 26, when he left his home in Polanco, Mayor Miguel Hidalgo, aboard a black van.
A day later one of the employer’s relatives came to the authorities to report the disappearance, and the bodies of Baptiste Jacques and one of his associates were found at approximately 02:00 on 28 November. Both were tied by hands, according to authorities.
The last location of the entrepreneur’s truck, as well as the white car his partner was travelling in, was The Mayor Tlalpan. The two vehicles were located on the same site as the bodies, the Attorney General’s Office detailed.
The Secretary of Citizen Security stated that the unit has identified a modus operandi of criminal groups engaged in assaulting and sometimes murdering businessmen under the pretext of agreed transactions.
They’re marching for murder.
Friends and neighbors of the businessman Baptiste Jacques Daniel Lormand marched this November 30 on the streets of the Polanco colony, to demand justice for the double murder. Dressed in white and with flowers, they walked to the restaurant Surtidora Don Bátiz, a business owned by Baptiste Jacques, according to a report from the newspaper Reforma.
Photos: Carlo Echegoyen
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