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Body found of recently abducted Chetumal taxi driver

Chetumal, Q.R. — A body found on a dirt road in Chetumal Thursday has been identified as a city taxi driver. Police verified the discovery of the bagged body that was found by a passerby in the Fraternidad Antorchista neighborhood.

The man’s body was found in a bag with multiple wounds including a gunshot wound to the head. His body was left abandoned off a dirt road that leads to the Fraternidad Antorchista neighborhood of Chetumal.

On December 17, the taxi driver identified as 37-year-old Jorge “P” was forcefully removed from his taxi at a city intersection. Passengers in the cab at the time told police that he was abducted from the cab by armed men who forced him into a waiting vehicle before driving away.

The taxi passengers were not injured during the abduction of the driver. Police have not provided a motive for the abduction and subsequent murder.