The mayor of Tumaco (Nariño) offered a reward of $20 million for the murderers of Cuban artist Tirso Duarte. (Facebook of Tirso Duarte)
In the Colombian Pacific, consternation continues over the tragic death from clubbing and stabbing of the Cuban-born musician Tirso Duarte, who died last Friday, September 29, in the Pasto hospital, after he was found seriously injured in the municipality of Tumaco. , the west of the department of Nariño.
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After learning of the brutal crime, the mayor of the aforementioned town, María Emilsen Angulo, offered significant financial compensation to those who provide information that would allow the capture of those responsible for taking the artist’s life, reported in the regional newspaper El País de Cali.
“We are offering a reward of up to 20 million pesos to anyone who gives us information that will allow us to quickly identify and capture those responsible for this unfortunate event,” they quoted from the local president’s statements in the Valle del Cauca newspaper.
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He added that the hypothesis that the homicide had been perpetrated in a robbery or in another act of insecurity in that city was ruled out and announced that in that municipality they will bear the costs of transporting Duarte’s body to the capital of the Valley.
“A funeral home has been arranged to assume the costs of transportation to the city of Cali, which has been the decision and will of the people closest to the artist. However, the Secretary of Justice of Cali has stated that the Mayor’s Office of the capital of the Valley will assume these expenses,” he reported.
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Meanwhile, on the news portal 90 Minutos, another of the department’s media outlets, they indicated that one of the musician’s alleged murderers was captured, according to Mayor Angulo, who also apologized for this act of violence.
“We offer public apologies to the world for this shameful act but we ask not to stigmatize a community of good working, kind, happy and salsa people. Something strange is that perhaps one of the towns in this country that Tirso Duarte loved most is precisely the place where they are murdered,” they highlighted from his statements.
According to the report from the Pasto hospital, where Duarte finally died, the artist arrived with a picture of severe craniocerebral trauma, a fracture in the skull and ischemia in the entire left cerebral hemisphere that were caused by the blows he received in his head and which resulted in the death of the musician.
For this crime that mourns the Colombian Pacific, the Secretary of Security and Justice of Cali, Jimmy Dranguet, traveled to the capital of Nariño to take charge of the procedures for the transfer of the body for the funeral that is scheduled to take place at the coliseum. María Isabel Urrutia.
“What caused the teacher’s death were forceful blows to his head. He had a craniocerebral fracture that caused his death and he died around five in the afternoon entering the Departmental Hospital of Nariño,” the official confirmed.
Dranguet also revealed some details of the investigation to establish the motives for the artist’s crime and assured that there is already important evidentiary material.
“We are asking for support from the Prosecutor’s Office, from the CTI, to carry out the entire exhaustive investigation, to clarify this case and to be able to identify those responsible for this damage that took the life of teacher Tirso Duarte (…) There are interviews, field work that is being carried out. We hope to soon capture those responsible. “They should be behind bars,” he said.
The musician was born in Havana in 1978 where he began as a singer, pianist and arranger at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, according to the biography of his YouTube account.