Investigator points to suicide but neighbours suspect murder Thursday, October 6, 2016 Priest found dead after clashing with local drug traffickersJuan Heraldo Viroche, a priest who led rallies against the advance of drug trafficking in the province of Tucumán, was found hanged yesterday in his home at a small church in La Florida, a village located 70 kilometres away from the provincial capital. Judicial sources disclosed opposite versions regarding hypothesis for the cause of Viroche’s death. But many neighbours disagree, saying that the priest had received threats over the last few days and that murder was likely. The Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) also issued a press release expressing “sorrow and dismay” about Viroche’s death, and demanding an investigation. Local press reported that the priest’s neighbors believed that he could have been killed due to his complaints against drug trafficking and insecurity in the village.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald October 06, 2016 04:06 UTC