Armando’s Last Story

[More from Mexico. This is last story by slain newspaper journalist Armando Rodriguez, of El Diario de Juárez , translated by Molly Molloy, research librarian at New Mexico State University- Las Cruces…]

Dead man in canal was a street corner clown

The man assassinated

Tuesday night in the Diaz Ordaz viaduct


a street clown,

according to the state authority.

Nevertheless, this person has not been identified,

but it was reported

that he was between 25 and 30 years old,

1.77 meters tall,


light brown complexion,

short black hair.

The victim’s face was painted as a clown,

green with a red nose,

reported the State Prosecutor’s office.

He wore a red polo shirt,

a navy blue sweatshirt, blue jeans,

white underwear,

gray socks labeled USA,

gray and white Converse tennis

and a dark beret.

The body was found in the Diaz Ordaz viaduct,

at Norzagaray Blvd in the colonia Bellavista, on November 11 at 9:40 pm.

The body was found on its side,

with bullet wounds in the right side,

chest and head.

At this time, the motive for the murder is unknown as well as the

identities of the murderers.

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