a Paraguay senator found dead on this sunday The waters of Lake Acaray in the Alto Paraná (southeast) department, as reported by officials, who initially believed drowning to be the cause of death.
The body of Zulma Gomez, a doctor by profession and Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA) legislator, was rescued by firefighters. About 20 meters from a pier Located on the property owned by the manager, the prosecutor in charge of the case, Cynthia Leiva, told the Telefuro channel.
Firefighters reached the spot after the incident Senator’s husband warned About the disappearance of the political leader to the authorities.
The search for Gomez began this Sunday at around 2:30 local time (07:30 Spanish time) was not found by her granddaughter on the pier In which he had decided to spend the night by participating in a meeting with his party’s supporters on the occasion of Friendship Day.
“There is no doubt for us that he died of suffocation due to drowning,” said Liva, who said there were no surveillance cameras at the pier and it was covered in fog. According to photographs released by local media, A mattress, sports shoes and a pair of sheets were found on the site,
The Ministry of Public Affairs, citing the prosecutor, said on Twitter that autopsy and other investigation proceedings.
A coroner who arrived at the farm explained to Telefuturo that the first evidence was “the .” points to mechanical suffocation by submersionThe official said that the depth of the water of the lake is about seven meters in that area.
Upon learning of this fact, President of Congress Oscar Salomon announced Three days of mourning in the assembly, His party and political leaders have also condoled his death.
Gomez, 61, was Deputy between 2003 and 2008, From that previous year he became a member of the Senate.