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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018. 10:59 am CST.

BBN Staff: On Sunday evening, two young women were brutally killed on the San Jose Road in Toledo.

The women were heading home after a church service when they were heinously chopped to death.

Police still have no answers or suspect in the murder.

Yesterday, the Toledo Alcalde’s Association (TAA) issued a press release condemning the brutal killing of sisters, Cresencia and Josefina Oh: “These horrible acts being committed against Maya women have shaken our peaceful communities to its core…the Alcaldes call on the Police Department to ensure that (there is) a thorough investigation…The TAA stands ready to support and has been in touch with the Alcaldes of San Jose who are and will continue to collaborate with the Punta Gorda Police to resolve this latest incident.”

The Association’s program coordinator, Pablo Mis in an interview with 7News explained that the association is volunteering to assist the police in finding the murderer.

Mis said the association is outraged and stands firm in its position that violence against women and children cannot be tolerated. “It is the duty and obligation of all members of our community to unite and to bring this to an end. The nature of this crime is that it is beyond the jurisdiction of the Alcaldes. However, the Alcaldes Association in close contact with the Alcalde of San Jose, and the Alcaldes of San Jose are prepared. They stand ready and continue to collaborate and assist the police on the ground, in terms of whatever support they might need. The Alcaldes are very familiar with the community members. They are very familiar of their community. They are a resource to go to, and it is the intention of the communities and the Alcalde’s Association that the knowledge of the Alcaldes on the ground and the community members be used so that the perpetrator or perpetrators that committed this crime be brought before the law. It is a case that is very alarming to us at the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Alcalde’s Association, precisely because it involved women.”

The association further calls on any person who has information on the murder to call the police or inform the association.


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