Funeral held for Salvadoran killed by Mexican police
San Salvador, April 5 2021: Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran woman killed by the Mexican police, was buried on Sunday in a private cemetry in La Generosa, El Salvador.
“The family gave Victoria a Christian burial today, and close friends attended the funeral,” a spokesman for the presidential office, which helped Salazar’s family repatriate her body from Mexico, told the press.
The body of Salazar was repatriated from Mexico a day before Her mother and her two daughters, aged 15 and 16, accompanied the body and have demanded justice for her.
36-year-old Salazar, who had lived in Mexico for five years, died on March 27 after being subdued by police officers in Tulum, a Caribbean resort. The state prosecutor there said the police used “disproportionate force” against Salazar, which caused a fatal spine fracture. Following which, the prosecutor’s office said that four police officers accused of being involved in Salazar’s death were formally charged after being arrested on the day of the event.
The judge on the case said the evidence presented by the complainants was enough to “prove the probable participation of the four policemen in the crime of femicide” and remanded them into custody, according to a press release.
Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s President and the Archbishop of San Salvador have both lamented the death and have called for the governments of Mexico, El Salvador and the US to work together to bring those responsible to face justice.