3rd — possibly final — suspect arrested in killing of Yaqui leader in Sonora

Published: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 5:21pm
Courtesy of Alberto Vizcarra
Yaqui activist and leader Tomás Rojo.

Tomás Rojo, a Yaqui community leader and activist on water issues, went missing last May and his body was found the following month.

Two suspects were arrested over the summer, and now a third — authorities say likely the final — suspect is in custody.

The man, identified by the state Attorney’s Office simply as Carlos Alexis, was recently arrested in the municipality of Cajeme in southern Sonora by local police and soldiers.

An arrest warrant had been issued for the suspect. Several other people were arrested, and weapons and suspected drugs were also seized.

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