On January 15, armed men deprived Lorenza Cano Flores of her freedom. She was looking for her brother José Francisco, who has been missing since 2018.
Lorenza Cano Flores, a search engine from Guanajuato, was kidnapped by an armed commando, who also killed his family in the municipality of Salamanca, on Monday, January 15, according to authorities this Wednesday.
Through a statement, the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Guanajuato explained that “the progress of this investigation will be announced as long as the physical integrity of the victim is not put at risk.”
The incident happened on Monday night around Ampliación de San José in Salamanca, the fourth most populous city in the state, leading the nation in murders.
That day, armed men forcibly entered the house of Lorenza Cano, who was looking for her brother José Francisco, who had been missing since August 17, 2018.
There they killed her husband Miguel, and her son Miguel Ángelto later kidnapped him, as detailed in the Citizen Council of the State of Guanajuato Human Search Commission’s statement of the crime.
The organization demands an immediate and individual search for Lorenza Cano, who is a member of the collective ‘Salamanca Unidos Search for the Lost Guanajuato’, as well as clarifying the killing of their relatives.
According to the National Search Commission (CNB), the state of Guanajuato has at least 2,543 people missing.
In addition, in 2023, it will be the state of Mexico that concentrates the highest number of intentional murders, with more than 3,000 cases, according to statistics revealed on Tuesday by the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection.
The crime reveals a double crisis of violence in Mexico, where in recent years the murders of people looking for missing people have increased, with five victims from 2020 to 2023 in the state of Guanajuato alone, as documented in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The country surpassed 110,000 homeless people in 2023, although the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced in December that they were looking for 92,000 people and that they had updated the official census of missing people.