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Police chief of Veracruz killed in hotel room

Veracruz, Veracruz — A regional operative commander of the Ministerial Police in Cosamaloapan, identified as Frank Munguía Sánchez, was shot to death while in a hotel in the municipality of Santiago Tuxtla.

Preliminary reports from the State Police indicate that Emergency 911 received the call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday about a lifeless person inside a room of a downtown hotel.

Authorities arrived at the scene and confirmed the identity of the police chief. It was reported that the late commander entered the hotel around 9:00 p.m. in the company of a woman. The hotel manager told authorities that she did not hear any shots or know at what time the alleged companion of the deceased left the hotel.

Ministry elements and the State Police deployed an operation in Santiago Tuxtla, in coordination with the Naval Police.