This photo is from the cover of a Guadalajara crime tabloid from 1991, showing the mangled body of Pedro Orozco Garcia, a wealthy landowner/philanthropist who lived in the state of Colima, Mexico. Pedro Orozco Garcia moved to Coquimatlan, Colima sometime in the 80′s and helped out the poor and his neighbors by donating money and hosting fundraisers. He also played the benefactor by hosting parties with the town mayor, police chief and even the Governor himself.
This mysterious stranger, an engineer by trade, met an untimely end on Obsidiana Ave. in Guadalajara on October 9, 1991. He was shot more than 60 times with AK-47′s, AR-15′s, Galil rifles and M-60′s. Was there something shady about Pedro Orozco Garcia?
Pedro Orozco was REALLY Manuel Salcido Uzeta, top drug lord of the Guadalajara Cartel who took over after fellow kingpins Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca were sent away for killing an undercover DEA Agent. Manuel Salcido Uzeta was the drug king of Mazatlan, nicknamed “El Cochi Loco” (Crazy Pig) due to his violent outbursts and also because his mother said when he was a child that he would be hyper and run around like… a crazy pig.
Manuel Salcido Uzeta fooled the citizens and law of Colima by living his double life. His murder made everyone wonder why such an altruistic man would be slaughtered in such a way by an 8-man hit team who rode up on motorcycles and 2 sedans, blasting him at a red light.
It was said Salcido Uzeta was found with a grenade in his hand, that he didn’t get to toss at his attackers, before the rain of bullets totally messed up his head face and body.