The missing Ohio architect has been identified as one of four gun victims found last week in a part of Mexico where Americans are not advised to travel.
Four bodies were found next to a bullet-riddled van believed to have been used by the victims. WKRC-TV reported.
“The tires on the van burst and the airbag deployed. cincinnati.com Azteca TV channel reports this with reference to the information. “It was 12 bullet holes in the vehicle, including through the rear window, the report says.”
The remaining three bodies were identified as those of José’s fiancée, Daniela Pichardo, and Pichardo’s sister and cousin, who were all from Mexico.
According to the WKRC, Gutierrez and others have been missing since Christmas.
His parents, who live in Mexico, were called in to provide DNA samples after the bodies were found on Thursday, reports WXIX.
“Do not travel because of crime and kidnapping,” the government agency warned. “Violent crime, extortion and gang activity are widespread in the state of Zacatecas. US citizens and [lawful permanent residents] were victims of kidnapping.
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According to a government bulletin, U.S. government employees’ travel is restricted to the city of Zacatecas and they are prohibited from traveling overland to any area in the state of Zacatecas.
Gutierrez’s employer, Champlin Architecture of Cincinnati, confirmed the news of his death. facebook after.
“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend José Gutiérrez, who tragically died while visiting his fiancée Daniela Pichardo in Mexico during the holidays,” wrote Champlin Architecture.
“He was a valued member of the Champlin team… His work improved the lives of those who lived in the community he chose for himself.
“We will all miss him more than words can express.”
The company plans to establish a fellowship named after Gutierrez “to celebrate his contributions to our firm and society.”
“Please keep all of us, his family and friends in your prayers.”
As reported by WXIX, Gutiérrez, who was born in Mexico, was a role model for his six younger siblings. He “overcame all odds to get his degree” in University of Miamibased in Oxford, Ohio.
According to the report, he often traveled to Mexico to visit his fiancée. The couple were planning a wedding in 2023. wedding.