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Man accused of exorting local businessmen in Mexican border state found partially buried in shallow grave

January 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Man accused of exorting local businessmen in Mexican border state found partially buried in shallow grave

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Authorities in the border state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico discovered a suspect at the center of an extortion investigation buried in a shallow grave in an abandoned lot.

Officials said the victim was under investigation for the extortion of local businessmen.

State Police recovered the body of 40-year-old Taurino Alonso Arvizu in the rural area of Marin. He was missing for three days.

Investigators with the Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s Office inspected a clandestine gravesite where authorities reported that they found the body.

While the remains showed an advanced state of decomposition, authorities determined that his hands had been bound with wire.

A suspect at the focus of extortion investigation in Mexican border state found in shallow grave last week

Local media outlets reported that Alonso was the focus of an extortion investigation.

Alonso Arvizu was suspected of collecting money from businessmen in the city of Apodaca. The state appears to be going through an increase in the rate of extortions.

Near the area where they discovered the clandestine gravesite, authorities recovered a second body. This led detectives to believe that the crime could have been a revenge killing.

The state of Nuevo Leon has seen a spike in cartel members extorting money from local businessmen as well as independent criminals passing themselves off as cartel members to extort victims.

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