Romania's honorary consul killed in El Salvador
(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Police investigators process a crime scene where the body of Ricardo Emanuel Salume Barake, honorary consul serving as Romania''s diplomatic representative in El Salvador, was found in a suspected homicide at his home in San Salvador on July 10, 2016. AFP / MARVIN RECINOS
San Salvador: Romania''s honorary consul in El Salvador was murdered over the weekend, less than two months after Panama''s honorary consul was found dead in a car of a gunshot wound, officials said on Monday.
The body of Ricardo Enmanuel Salume Barake, a 71-year-old Salvadoran, was found Sunday tied up in his house in an upmarket part of the capital which also served as the Romanian consulate, the television network Canal 6 reported.
The state prosecutor''s office confirmed his death on its Twitter account but gave few details.
El Salvador''s police service said in a statement it "informs the country and the international community of its commitment to take the necessary actions to elucidate this terrible act."
On May 26, the body of Panama''s honorary consul in El Salvador, Carlos Armando Lemus, was found dead with a gunshot to the head in a car parked in the west of the capital. Investigators said they had no leads in that case and had not discarded the theory of suicide.
There was no indication the deaths of the two honorary consuls were linked.
El Salvador, prey to rampant gang violence and widespread corruption, is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world outside of a war zone.