San Luis, Ariz., grocer found slain in Mexico
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Police are investigating the murder in Mexico of the manager of the Food City grocery store in San Luis, Ariz.
Ramiro Marquez, 52, was found gagged and tied up Saturday in his home in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., at 8th Street and Tamaulipas Avenue in what is suspected to have been a robbery-related homicide.
Municipal police in the Mexican border city said Marquez had been bound and gagged and suffered a severe head wound that may have been the cause of death, although an autopsy is planned. He is believed to have been killed Friday night or Saturday morning.
Marquez was manager of the Food City grocery story at Main Street and Avenue B in San Luis, Ariz., and had previously managed the chain’s former store in the Plaza Riedel shopping center in the Arizona border city.
The eighth of 11 children in a family originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Marquez was known in San Luis, Ariz., for his involvement in community activities. He was the brother of Luis Marquez, a San Luis, Ariz., police officer, and Martin Marquez, an officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Municipal and Sonora State Judicial Police are investigating the murder. Police said Marquez’s car was found parked on Tamaulipas Avenue several blocks from his home.
Luis Marquez said a wake for his brother will take place Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, 1015 N. Main St. A funeral service will be held at the same location at 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by burial in Yuma.