Fr. Erasmo Pliego de Jesus have been missing for a long time before now, alongside two other priests whom were as well abducted in Mexico.
Fr. Erasmo Pliego de Jesus body was found lying dead on an isolated country road of Nopalucan, a Mexican state of Puebla.
According to the state prosecutor, Fr. Erasmo Pliego de Jesus’s body was found with head injuries and burn marks on several parts of his body.
Fr. Erasmo Pliego de Jesus now make-up 13 priests so far murdered in Mexico since 2013. The motive for the killings is unclear but it is thought that some priests have been targeted for opposing drug cartels and criminal gangs.