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Six youths now considered missing after traveling to Oaxaca

Miguel Soyaltepec , Oaxaca –The Attorney General of the State of Tlaxcala have begun an investigation into the disappearance of six young men from the municipality of Santa Cruz Quilehtla, Oaxaca.

The six men, all in their teens and early 20s, have been reported missing in separate incidences since April. On March 27, three men, Eduardo 25, Jonathan 24 and a second Eduardo, 24 were reported to have left their home town for the Mojarra Fair in Soyaltepec.

The boys were heard from once on April 2, but never again. The Attorney General’s Office of Tlaxcala said that three family members set out to look for the boys. Jonathan 24, Ubaldo 14, brothers of the missing boys and José Armando 18, all set out in a Dodge Ram truck to travel to Oaxaca to find their missing relatives.

The second group of three who set out for Oaxaca made contact with their family on April 6, however, they have not been heard from since and are now also considered missing.

Their relatives filed a missing person’s report with the Attorney General of the State of Tlaxcala and then traveled to Tuxtepec, Oaxaca to report the case to the Special Prosecutor for High Impact Crimes of the Cuenca Region of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Oaxaca.

However, the deputy prosecutor of Tuxtepec, Gustavo Carlos Zuñiga, said that they only have knowledge of the disappearance of the initial three young people who traveled to the Mojarra Fair in Soyaltepec.

He points out that “When young people disappear in the territory Veracruz, the Oaxaca Prosecutor’s Office will only act if its counterpart from Veracruz requests its collaboration.”

The State Attorney General’s Office did not provide information on the matter.