Chihuahua, Chih., October 11, 2022.- Unfortunately, last week Omar Reyes López was found dead in the municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua, 11 months after his disappearance was reported in the Valle de Juárez area.
Yesterday we accompanied his family to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where his remains were delivered to them, to be taken to his home community for a dignified burial and to be finally laid to rest.
Omar left his community of Santa María de Amajac, in the Municipality of San Salvador in the state of Hidalgo on October 28, 2021, with the intention of crossing the border in search of the “American dream”. November 8 of the same year was the last time he was able to communicate with his family and give information about his possible location.
Finally, we know that his body was found in Valle de Juárez (an area made up of the municipalities of Ciudad Juárez, Práxedis G. Guerrero and Guadalupe), an area in which the alleged control of organized crime has led to and facilitated the disappearance of migrants.
According to the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office, in this part of the state there are at least 116 reports of people who are still disappeared, in contrast to the approximately 280 remains found in clandestine graves.
As we have pointed out on various occasions, it is urgent that the State provide immediate attention; cases such as that of Omar Reyes cannot and should not continue to be repeated, it is necessary that prompt, urgent and efficient actions be carried out in the face of reports of disappearance, focused on preventing and solving this problem.
As of today, in the state of Chihuahua there are 3,494 disappeared individuals and we will not stop until we find them!