Photo: Carlos Salanueva de la Cruz
The dismembered body of an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, leader in San Miguel Totolapan, a city in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, has been found, state prosecutors said.
Carlos Salanueva de la Cruz’s body was found in Santana del Aguila, a community outside the city of Ajuchitlan del Progreso, Guerrero Attorney General’s Office spokesmen told Efe.
Ajuchitlan del Progreso is in the Tierra Caliente region, which gets its name from the high temperatures in the area and straddles Michoacan, Guerrero and Mexico states.
The remains of the 35-year-old politician, who was kidnapped on June 7, were found on Sunday by police and relatives.
Salanueva de la Cruz was heading to Arcelia, a city near San Miguel Totolapan, on the day he disappeared and was never heard from again, a family spokesman said.
Two drug cartels have been fighting for control of an area around Guerrero’s border with Michoacan and Mexico state where large quantities of opium paste are produced.
Olaguer Hernandez Flores, a lawmaker who belongs to the PRI, was kidnapped by gunmen last month while gambling at a casino in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, and released two days later.