UPDATE: In a press conference, the Puebla State Attorney General named the four men arrested in connection with the murder of Agnes. Luis Fernando Bravo, Agustín Flores, Marco Antonio Especie, and Agnes’ most recent partner Jorge Flores have all been charged.
A fifth suspect, believed to be a minor, has not been named.
According to authorities, the motive of the crime was stealing Agnes’ car, discarding the notion that the murder was hate-motivated.
Activists, however, disagree pointing out that the degree to which Agnes’ body was tortured is inconsistent with most cases of assault or robbery.
Late Friday night, el Diario de Yucatán reported that authorities have arrested a man presumed to be connected with the March 10th murder of trans mexicana activist Agnes Torres Sulca.
Luis Fernando Bueno Mazzoco, 18, was arrested in Mérida, Yucatán after investigations led authorities to the identities of a few people that had been in communication with Agnes in the hours before her death.
According to el Diario de Yucatán, Bueno Mazzco was arrested and confirmed his participation in the murder of the trans woman activist that has spurred waves of protest — both nationally and internationally.
In the hours prior to news of the arrest, the Puebla State Attorney General’s office confirmed that they had found Agnes’ car outside of Atlixco, Puebla and that agents had been led to Mérida, Yucatán.
Bueno Mazzoco is said to be en route to Puebla, where he will be prosecuted in connection the murder of this violent crime.
At this time, there are no reports as to whether Bueno Mazzoco acted alone or in conjunction with others.