This March 1, 2024, Héctor Barros, Chilean prosecutor at the head of the Team Against Organized Crime (ECOH), confirmed the discovery in a commune in the south of Santiago del corpse of former Venezuelan military man Ronald Ojeda, missing from home for a week.

According to the authorities, The body was found under a cement block.about 1.4 meters deep, which seems to point to the thesis that the event would be linked to the organized crime environment.

The disappearance and alleged kidnapping of Ronald Ojeda, alleged member of the Venezuelan opposition, had sparked controversy in Chile and an agitated political debate fueled by the right and certain media outlets that linked it to politics, and even pointed to the Nicolás Maduro regime.

“The investigations have been carried out on the body that was found in the afternoon by the PDI (Investigative Police) in this place and finally we can, based on the tests that were carried out, confirm that it corresponds to the remains of the victim, Ronald Ojeda, who had been a kidnapping victim“said the prosecutor.

The approximate date of death, according to the doctor, is between 7 to 10 days. Therefore, it is coincident with the date on which the kidnapping occurred. A body was found buried under a cement structure and the police finally managed to find it inside a suitcase. It is also being determined who would be the victim of this event,” he explained.

According to the first version that was offered, based on speculation, camera recordings and the discovery of a car with fake uniforms, Ojeda was allegedly taken from his house in the middle of the night, almost naked, by a group of people dressed in PDI uniforms and taken to an unknown location.

for this crime A 17-year-old Venezuelan is currently detained, who is in Chile as an irregular person, while two other arrest warrants were also issued against suspects of participating in it. The young man will go to the mandatory detention control hearing this Saturday for an alleged crime of kidnapping resulting in death.


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