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Update, June 6, 2012: Suspects in case sought in Sinaloa.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Columnist laments Mexico's unsolved murder cases

Frontera columnist Oscar Genel writes about the slaying of parish priest Salvador Ruiz Enciso, saying it is just one more of an incredibly large number of as-yet unsolved cases. "We never know who kills and even less the motives for taking away the life of human being, because the investigations are not made public and opinions abound about every case that does not have an official explanation." He said that although many parishioners and the church has defended Ruiz Encisco, the military has indicated there was "sospechosismo" about the case -- much suspiciousness.

salvador ruiz encisoMonday, May 30, 2011

Church officials say they think child porn, bestiality videos
were planted in home of slain priest
in Tijuana

El Mexicano quotes the Tijuana diocese's secretary, Carlos Castillo, as saying of child porn and bestiality videos found in the home of Divino Rostro parish priest Salvador Ruiz Enciso (left): "The archbishop says the videos were planted there and I agree. And regardless of whether it is is true or not, it does not justify the sadistic and vile manner of his death."
Diocese's web page tribute to Ruiz Enciso

The weekly Zeta reported that many of the videos showing child porn with boys were found hidden away, making it less likely that they were planted. Sex toys that were found in the residence and some videos did appear as if they could have been planted, officials told the paper.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Child porn, bestiality videos found in home of slain priest

Gun also was found in house behind Tijuana church

tijuana priest houseVideos of child porn with boys and bestiality were priest house bienes aseguradosfound in the residence of a Tijuana priest whose bound and burned body was found on Monday. The residence of Salvador Ruiz Enciso, 55, is behind the Divino Rostro de Jesús church where he was the parish priest in the La Mesa district of Tijuana. El Mexicano said a law-enforcement source told it the videos were homemade, but that none of the videos that authorities had had time to examine featured the priest. The article indicated that there could have been around 80 videos in disc format.
Story, El Mexicano. jump page.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tijuana priest's body found bound, burned

The burned body of missing priest Salvador Ruiz Enciso has been found. The body was picked up around 2:30 a.m. Monday near the Boulevard 2000; DNA tests determined that it was his. He was priest at the Divino Rostro de Jesús parish, where he had performed Mass on Sunday. He was tied up with electrical wire and duct tape, El Mexicano reported. His brother thought he recognized the body on Thursday.

Ruiz Enciso was born March 18, 1956, in Guadalajara, and did his seminary studies in Culiacán. He became a priest in 1984. He came to Tijuana in 1998, and previously served in the San Miguel jesus above priest houseArcángel parish and the San Isidro Labrador parish. He also served as dean of the Tijuana diocese's second district.

Tijuana Archbishop Rafael Romo Muñoz was quoted as saying: "Father Chavita was a sincere man dedicated to his ministry. In the communities he served he is warmly remembered as a honest man of God. We condemn the brutal manner in which he was killed, and trust that the authorities will bring those responsible to justice."

Jesus above the priest's residence

Story, El Mexicano. Jump page. Frontera's front page. Frontera's story.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Priest disappears in Tijuana

Father Salvador Ruiz Enciso, the priest for the Divino Rostro parish in Tijuana, has disappeared, leaving many puzzled. He performed Mass on Sunday. Story, Frontera.

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