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INM requests entry-exit border assistance from U.S. in hunt for man wanted for church murders

Cerocahui, Chihuahua — The National Institute of Migration (INM) is requesting border crossing assistance from the United States in the capture of a man. The man, José N, is wanted for the murder of three people inside a church earlier in the week.

INM has asked the U.S. for help in the entry-exit movements along the border. The request for assistance was made by the Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua, who has issued an INM (immigration) alert for his capture.

“The respective authorities will be verified and informed about the entry-exit movements of the aforementioned person through the 194 international transit points of the national territory, air, sea and land,” the INM reported.

A reward of five million peso is also being offered by the FGR for information that leads to his arrest. José Noriel is wanted for the murder of two Jesuit priests, Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora and a tourist guide, Pedro Palma.

All three were murdered inside a church Monday when Palma ran in to hide from his attacker. He was followed by his attacker and the three men inside the church were murdered. Their bodies were then removed from the church.

On Wednesday, the governor of Chihuahua, María Eugenia Campos, reported that the bodies of the three men had been found along the highway outside San Rafael.

According to Chihuahua State Prosecutor Roberto Javier Fierro Duarte, José Noriel is also wanted for the shooting death of another man, Paul B, and the kidnapping of his two brothers, who remain missing.

The State Prosecutor’s Office reported that a dispute over a lost baseball game was what triggered the murders allegedly committed by José Noriel, who they report, has been linked to the Sinaloa Cartel.