Monday 21 June 2021

“El Gringo” Among The 11 Assassinated This Weekend

This weekend was one of the bloodiest, with 11 murders, most related to drug trafficking and infighting among gangs

 

The most wanted in Costa Rica, 28-year-old Erwin Guido Toruño, known as “El Gringo” was among the 11 murdered this weekend, one of the bloodiest in the country’s history.

Erwin Guido Toruño, known as “El Gringo”

- Advertisement -

The 11 murders this weekend (a total of 32 in the first 16 days of this month) bring the total for the year so far to 579, surpassing last year’s record 578. The OIJ is projecting the year will close with 600 homicides, setting the murder rate at 12 per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), when a country exceeds the rate of 10 homicides per 100,000 population it is classified as “epidemic”.

In the case of El Gringo, Toruño’s body was left by his assassins on the Rio Torres bridge, in Bajo Los Ledezma, in La Uruca, San Jose. Police believe the body may have been thrown out of a moving vehicle.

- Advertisement -

Police had been on the hunt for Toruño for the last three days, linking him to at least 10 murders in the last several months, including the bodies found in the van in La Sabana on Wednesday and two murders in Belen days before.

Police were alerted by drivers passing by the bridge after midnight, calling 911. The police report said El Gringo had stab wounds to his face, chest and head and showed signs of torture.

The bridge connecting Playa Mayor to the Hospital Mexico was closed unti 11 am Saturday when the body was removed and taken to the Forensic Medicine Lab in San Joaquin de Flores, in Heredia.

Now, the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) has a new task, finding those responsible for El Gringo’s death instead of following up on his train of murders and other crimes.

- Advertisement -

Judicial agents theorize a settlement of scores for the brutal murder.

The other 10 victims were between 18 and 52 years of age in various parts of the country. including a security guard shot while on the job, in San Rafael de Alajuela; in Coronado a shootout between rival drug gangs left two men and a woman dead; in La Table in San Rafael Abajo de Desamparados, Ana Licia Campos, 32, was shot three times in the chest; In Moravia a man was killed by a gunshot to the throat; and in Limon and Cuidad Quesada two men, believed to be loan sharks, were shot in their vehicles.

Sources: La Nacion; Telenoticias;

 

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

MOST READ

Bribed with cars, sexual favors and money in exchange for road works contracts

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when it was announced that public officials had allied with construction companies that, apparently,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Lack of space on Racsa’s hard drive paralyzed immigration consultation at the airport this Monday

RICO's DIGEST - We've all had this happen, your computer's hard drive is full and your computer crashes. But we are not the Radiográfica...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 16: 5 & 6 CANNOT circulate

Today, Wednesday, June 16, vehicles with plates ending 5 & 6 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 19: only “ODDS” can circulate

Today, Saturday, June 19, only vehicles with "ODD" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Ortega government accuses imprisoned opponents of receiving money from the United States to overthrow him

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government assures that the imprisoned political opponents detained on charges of “inciting foreign intervention” are “usurpers” financed by the...

Will that be Cash or Sinpe Móvil?

QCOSTARICA - Sinpe Móvil is easy to use. From your phone, you can send money to friends, family and pay for things. Or receive...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.