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Former state investigator arrested for concealing

Xalapa, Veracruz — A former member of the prosecutor’s office of Veracruz has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the concealing of human remains.

María del Rosario Zamora González, former director of Ministerial Investigations of the Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Veracruz, was arrested at dawn on Friday for her probable participation in the concealment and alteration of 13 human remains.

The former public servants of the Attorney General’s Office is accused of participating in the cover-up of 13 bodies in 2016 located in La Barranca de La Aurora, in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata.

According to information, one of the 13 hidden bodies was taken to the town of Santa Ana in the municipality of Alto Lucero where they simulated having found it. That was the identified body of David Lara Cruz, an officer with the Ministry of Public Security who disappeared on January 12, 2016.

Zamora González was arrested at her home in a subdivision of the Veracruz capital around 4:30 a.m. Friday and was made available to a judge. She is currently being held in the Pacho Viejo prison in Coatepec.

She is the third official of the State Attorney General’s Office arrested for the crime of forced disappearance and concealment after the capture of the former director of Expert Services, Arturo Aguirre Garza and the former prosecutor Carlota Zamudio Parroquín, who worked in the Prosecutor’s Office of Veracruz until December 2017.