José Enrique Monsalve Giraldo, 40, a peasant leader, and community representative in the process of replacing coca crops, was killed by unidentified gunmen on the afternoon of Saturday, August 25 2018. He was also president of the San Antonio Community Board,
According to an official report, the discovery of a lifeless male body in the vicinity of El Amparo estate, near the junction between the main trunk road to the Caribbean and the road to Taraza, was reported to the authorities by members of the local community..
According to the forensic examination carried out by the local authorities he had been shot twice.
Apparently, his death had occurred several hours earlier and the body was then dumped there as there was clear evidence of rigor mortis, while no forensic evidence was found on the scene.
José Enrique had left home on Friday, August 24 heading towards La Caucana, but never returned. Monsalve Giraldo was affiliated with the Association of Peasants of Bajo Cauca Asocbac and was also prominent in the campaign to substitute of coca crops in the region.