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Case File 2269DMMX


Miguel Orlando Muñoz Guzmán
Missing since May 8, 1993 from Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Classification: Involuntary

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Lieutenant Miguel Muñoz was last seen on May 8, 1993 by his fellow soldiers at the 26th Battalion in Chihuahua.
On that day, Lt. Muñoz told his parents by telephone from the military barracks how happy he was that he would shortly take his examinations to enter the War College (Escuela Superior de Guerra). The family contacted military authorities when Miguel failed to call them again, and they were told that he had deserted. The family strongly disputed this claim and sought assistance from the judiciary and other bodies, including the Mexican National Human Rights Commission and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Muñoz may have learned of the involvement of military officers with drug traffickers.
Anonymous telephone callers have reportedly threatened the family and demanded that they publicly state that Miguel had crossed the border into the U.S. The callers also reportedly warned the family that they were under surveillance and to stop implicating the military in the disappearance.
One of Miguel’s sisters was reportedly the subject of an unsuccessful kidnapping attempt a day before the family was to attend a hearing on the case by the IACHR.

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Procuraduría General de Justicia

Agency Case Number: 681/EXT/2005

Source Information:
Procuraduría General de Justicia

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