This Saturday, February 10, 2024, the State Attorney General’s Office reported that to continue to the investigation that seeks to find the whereabouts of Hernan Mendozathe State portfolio in coordination with the National Police, executed the arrest warrant for a person who would be related to the disappearance of the 30-year-old young man.
In the first instance, it was learned that there were several suspects who were behind the disappearance, among them, Franklin A., the driver of a taxi, where Hernán and his friend lost consciousness.
A police source confirmed to Metro Ecuador that the person who was recently detained was the taxi driver who was driving the vehicle that Mendoza boarded to return home the night of last Friday, January 26, 2024, when leaving Plaza La Pradera.
It is known that the defendant today was dedicated to formal taxi driving in the capital, while also doing races in the south of Quito.
This Saturday night the Prosecutor’s Office reported that based on the evidence presented, a Judge issued preventive detention against Franklin A., driver of the taxi in which Hernán Mendoza traveled the night he disappeared. The efforts to locate him continue to develop.
About the disappearance of Hernán
There are more than 10 days and more than 210 hours that the relatives of Hernan Mendoza They do not know his whereabouts in Quito. The 30-year-old left his house last Friday, January 26, 2024 and took a taxi to meet a friend in Plaza Pradera, located in the north of Quito.
Once he was there with a friend, they shared a pleasant moment with other people until 10:30 p.m. After that, Hernán left the place to take a taxi and go to his house.
It was there when two people approached him and his friend, who told the relatives that these people began to give them some beer, while they were heading towards Río Amazonas Avenue; That’s where they lost consciousness.
The next day, Saturday, January 27, Hernán’s friend was found in Guápulo, who was taken by a patrol car to his house, while Mendoza’s whereabouts were not known and are still uncertain.