Venezuelan Attorney General: There was No Violence at the Time of Carlos Lanz Disappearance (+Interpol/Canada)

More than 60 investigative procedures have been carried out by the Public Ministry together with the auxiliary organs of justice to date in the case of the disappearance of Carlos Lanz, an event that occurred on August 8 in Maracay, the city where the prominent Venezuelan professor and political scientist lives, and none shows traces of violence at the time of his disappearance.

The information was released by Venezuelan Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, who specified that among the investigative procedures in this case, the following stand out: 22 interviews, forensic expertise, phone call analysis, review of migratory movements, polygraph tests, technical inspections at his home and other sites, multiple tours made looking for possible witnesses, multiple security camera recordings have been requested and reviewed, financial profiles analysis of his environment and relatives have been performed, in addition to computer analysis, vehicle records and all possible clues that could yield information have been followed, so far without the investigations giving conclusive results about Lanz’s current whereabouts.

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“The Public Ministry and the auxiliary investigative bodies have spared no effort or resources 24 hours a day to find the whereabouts of Professor Carlos Lanz, as his own relatives have been able to verify,” said the Attorney General.

He reported that as soon as this event occurred, the Public Ministry commissioned three prosecutors: the 94th National, his assistant and the 46th National Prosecutor in matters of extortion and kidnapping; supported by the superior prosecutor of the state of Aragua, to initiate the pertinent investigations. Also due to the unusual nature of the situation, a psychiatrist, the Criminalistics Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office and two experts in polygraphy joined the investigation.

He added that the auxiliary bodies working in this case are the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), in addition to the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) and the Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC), as well as receiving the support of Interpol, to carry out some inquiries of interest to the investigation.

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Last Wednesday, August 26th, a protest was organized by the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) demanding the return of Carlos Lanz alive.

In that sense, he stressed that they have asked Interpol to place a yellow notice, which is specific to the locating of people who have disappeared in their country of origin. Saab named Canada and stressed they have had cooperation from Interpol Canada.

Venezuelan Attorney General, mention that Canada emerged as a relevant piece of the investigation after analyzing phone-call records during the investigation. “There are traces that point to Canada” added Saab.

“The same President of the Republic has asked the Public Ministry to proceed thoroughly with the investigation to clarify this case,” emphasized the head of the Public Ministry.

Featured image: Photo composition by La Prensa de Lara.

(La IguanaTV) with OT content

Translation: OT/JRE/EF

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