Yesterday as we were driving home from downtown, we actually got honked over by the State Police who were on their way somewhere in a hurry. As we passed the bank of apartments just down the road from us, we saw tons of people gathered around a parked ambulance.
Rumors are still flying and details hard to get as I write this, but Isla had a murder yesterday. The last one I remember was about nine years ago and involved a Gringa woman and a drunk laborer.
From what I have heard so far, the woman murdered was an elderly French woman and she was murdered by a man described as an "acquaintance". Has the smell of something domestic, not something random. The police have him in custody.
I don't think there is anything to be concerned about. I really believe this was an act of domestic type violence.
I'll post more later today if more details become available.
Por Esto, reported on the story this morning. Why the murder took place is still unclear, but the how is being reported on. The murdered woman was Canadian, 60 years old, had recently moved here permanently after having visited for years. She just obtained her FM3 two weeks ago. She had been stabbed "tens of times".
The man charged with the murder is a 24 year old who moved here from Monterrey. No idea how long he has lived here. He was employed as a boatman on North Beach. The murder was "witnessed" by three people. Police caught the guy trying to flee the scene. I think he will be spending a lot of time in jail.