San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, Oct 6, 2016 / 13:45 pm
A priest in the northern Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán who in recent days denounced drug traffickers in his homilies was found dead in his rectory on Wednesday.
The body of Father Juan Heraldo Viroche, 46, was found hanged Oct. 5 in his room at Our Lady of the Valley rectory. Police reported finding his belongings scattered on the floor.
The court has ordered an autopsy on the priest's body to establish the cause of death.
Hallaron muerto al sacerdote Juan Viroche (46) quien había denunciado el accionar de bandas de narcos en Tucumán https://t.co/V8Z9Ibe2Dx pic.twitter.com/iOVBftTJqm- DiarioJornadaChubut (@JornadaWeb) October 5, 2016