At least 10 bodies found buried at home of ex-cop in El Salvador

El Salvador authorities find at least 10 CORPSES buried in hidden ‘graves’ – including three children – when they arrest a former cop for raping and killing a mother and her daughter

  • El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office announced Friday that at least 10 corpses have been removed from the home of former police officer Hugo Osorio
  • Osorio was arrested May 8 and confessed to raping and killing Mirna Lina Cruz and her daughter Jackeline Cristina Palomo Lima  a day earlier
  • The bodies were buried in at leas three pits; the victims also included Cruz’s son and Osorio’s brother, who was reportedly involved in human smuggling 
  • Family members told El Diario de Hoy that the Cruz and her children had met with Osorio on May 6 to give him $7,000 for their trip to the United States
  • In turn, Osorio was to give the money to his brother, who would illegally ferry the family across the Mexico-United States border
  • Authorities have arrested nine other suspects for their roles in the murders; They are expected to appear in court Monday

Authorities in El Salvador have discovered the bodies of at least 10 people who were murdered and then buried in the home of a former police officer.

Hugo Osorio, 51, was arrested May 8 after he confessed to raping and killing Mirna Lina Cruz, 57, and her daughter, Jackeline Cristina Palomo Lima, 26, at his residence in the eastern city of Chalchuapa a day earlier.

Osorio attempted to take his own life by puncturing one of his veins, but cops at the scene intervened and quickly rushed him to a local hospital were he was treated. 

Osorio has officially been charged for the murders of Cruz and Palomo Lima. 

At least nine other suspects have been apprehended since Osorio was placed behind bars and are being investigated for their roles in at least 13 homicides, the prosecutor’s office announced Friday. 

Hugo Osorio, a former police officer in El Salvador, is led away by the National Civil Police after he was arrested at his home on May 8. He confessed to raping and killing Mirna Lina Cruz, 57, and her daughter, Jackeline Cristina Palomo Lima, 26, at his residence in the eastern city of Chalchuapa a day earlier. At least 10 bodies have been recovered from pits in the backyard of residence

Investigators search the El Salvador residence of former cop Hugo Osorio where 10 bodies have been discovered buried in three pits. One of the bodies belongs to his brother, who was repeatedly involved in smuggling migrants across the Mexico-United States border

Two of the three clandestine graves at the home of former Salvadoran police officer Hugo Osorio were 10 bodies were found last week

The Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador said that some of the victims were killed at the former police officer’s home two years ago

They have been identified as Juan Zarceño; Juan Gochez; José Siguenza; Henry Olivares; Nelson Olivares; Lorena Miranda; Ernesto Ramírez; Cindi Mendoza; and Ingrid Ramos. 

The suspects, who are not considered gang members, were due in court Monday.

‘The investigations indicate that these people collaborated directly in the homicides as perpetrators, instigators or accomplices, they will be brought to justice for due process,’ the National Civil Police said in a statement.

An extensive search of the property turned up three clandestine graves in the backyard where eight other corpses were found after the ex-cop led investigators to them, El Diario De Hoy reported.

The prosecutor’s office said that seven of the 10 victims are females. Two adult males were identified as 23-year-old Alexis Palomo Lima, the son of Cruz, and Osorio’s brother, who reportedly worked as a human smuggler. His name has not been released by authorities.

Three of the victims were minors, two boys aged 2 and 9, and a 7-year-old girl. 

Authorities say that most of the bodies may have been buried for at least two years. 

El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday that so far nine other suspects have been arrested in connection to the 10 bodies that were discovered at the home of former police officer Hugo Osorio. They are all due in court Monday

Hugo Osorio was fired from the National Civil Police in 2005 due to sexual misconduct accusation and did a five-year sentence after he was convicted of having sex with a minor

According to an El Diario De Hoy report, family members said Cruz and her two children met with Osorio on May 6 to give him $7,000 so that he could hand it over to his brother who would illegally ferry the three victims across the Mexico-United States. 

Osorio was fired from the National Civil Police in 2005 due to sexual misconduct accusation and did a five-year sentence after he was convicted of having sex with a minor.

The disgraced cop, who has been cooperative in the investigation, told the prosecutor’s office that prayed on his victims by inviting them over to his home and promising them jobs as aides and guaranteeing them jobs in Mexico.

Osorio said he repeatedly raped his victims inside his home before killing them. Osorio revealed that he would get his victims drunk and subsequently use a metal pipe to hit them on the head or neck. 

Hugo Osorio told the prosecutor’s office he repeatedly raped his victims inside his home before killing them. Osorio revealed that he would get his victims drunk and subsequently use a metal pipe to hit them on the head or neck

Evidence, including jewelry belonging to the 10 victims, that was found inside the Chalchuapa, El Salvador, residence of former police officer Hugo Osorio

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