Local October 5, 2011 | 8:59 am

Rifle find revives mysterious murder cases

Santiago. – The finding of a rifle and several bullets in the community Sabana Cruz, near the town of Guayubín and which is believed belongs to the kidnappers of Eduardo Antonio Baldera two this years ago, has revived one of the most unclear murder cases in recent history.

The weapon was found in Montecristi (northwest) by two youngsters playing near the zone where police agents killed Cecilio Diaz and Manuel de Jesus Checo in October 2009.

The businessman Marcos Toribio, quoted by news source elcaribe.com.do by phone, said the gun was handed over to the Navy in the area, when at least 100 bullets detonated, drawing the attention of the youngsters who then found the weapon.

Toribio said although the weapon was taken to the military post four days ago, the case is handled mysteriously.

Baldera, the son of a well known moneychanger, was allegedly kidnapped in Nagua (north), and millions were demanded in ransom.

Then National Police chief Rafael Guillermo Guzmán had affirmed that both men died during an alleged exchange of gunfire with agents, version which community residents denied at all times, whom saw one who was detained and who was apparently, executed later.

The alleged confrontation during Baldera’s rescue took place in Copey, with 32 agents, but Guzman’s version remains unconvincing.

Related article: www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2009/10/16/33565/Dominican-Police-link-kidnappings-to-obscure-leftist-group

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