Jorge Rafael Zea is sent to trial for the death of Luz María López Morales, whose body was found in a sewer

Jorge Rafael Zea Mejía was sent to trial this Friday, December 17, for the femicide against Luz María López Morales, whose body was found on January 22 at Simeón Cañas y 6a avenue. street of zone 2 of the capital.

The 25-year-old López family had reported his disappearance; the victim was last seen on the way to work.

On January 23, 2021, the National Civil Police (PNC) captured Zea for the crime of femicide in a sector of the capital’s zone 1, for being the suspect of murdering the investigator of the Public Ministry (MP), whose body was found in a sewer a few meters from a judicial complex where he worked.

According to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, which carried out the autopsy, the cause of death was “asphyxia by strangulation.”

On January 24, Zea Mejía was charged with criminal proceedings for the crime of femicide, accused of murdering his wife.

That same day, dozens of women came together and took to the streets of the Historic Center to pay tribute to the young woman, but also to demand justice for the other victims of gender violence.

Ada Morales, the victim’s mother, recalled on that occasion that she was looking for her daughter for three days in forests, mountains, slopes, drains, but did not find her until Friday, January 22, when in the afternoon she was informed about the finding of a corpse.

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“I am very bad. You can imagine finding your missing daughter like this. I suffered a lot, because the body was burned, the body was bad, so I suffered a lot, “he said on that occasion.

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