Mexico City authorities have launched a manhunt for a police officer who allegedly threw his girlfriend, also a cop, through the window of her fourth-floor apartment.
The Mexico City attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into the death of Nancy Peralta, 35, and have named her boyfriend, Gustavo Garcia, 27, as a suspect.
Surveillance video that has been leaked on social media shows the moment Peralta and García stepped off his motorcycle and walked through the entrance door to her apartment building at 10:10pm on March 3.
At 12:58am, a surveillance camera inside the apartment complex showed the tragic moment Peralta’s body came tumbling down from her apartment window. Peralta was later found lying on the roof of a vehicle.
The same security camera system showed García walking down a flight of stairs a couple of seconds after Peralta dropped from the apartment.
He stopped and looked over the railing and continued to walk towards the exit. He subsequently stopped and rubbed his hair in front of an individual.
Authorities in Mexico City, Mexico, have launched a manhunt for police officer Gustavo García (front center), who allegedly killed Nancy Peralta (rear), also a member of the police force. Surveillance video leaked on social media shows the former couple on March 3 entering the apartment building where they lived before a second camera captures the moment Peralta fell from her fourth-floor apartment. She died at a local hospital March 12. Her family said she was in love with García and ruled out that she would have committed suicide
Surveillance footage from March 3 shows police officer Gustavo García (right) and fellow cop Nancy Peralta (left) entering the apartment building where they had been living together since November 2020. García is sought by Mexico City’s police for reportedly tossing Peralta through the window of her fourth-floor apartment that night. She died on March 12
The 35-year-old police officer, who died March 12 from the injuries she suffered in the fall, leaves behind an 18-year-old son
A camera then captured him getting on his motorcycle while he was talking to someone on his cellphone and speeding off at 1:01am.
Peralta, who also taught at the University of Criminal and Social Sciences, was rushed to a local hospital, where she died March 12 due to the injuries she suffered in the fall.
Patricia Romero, Peralta’s sister, told Mexican news outlet Telediario that neighbors in the past had heard Peralta and García having heated arguments in the apartment they shared after García moved in with her in November 2020.
Witnesses said the former couple argued in the apartment before Peralta, an 18-year member of the police department, was allegedly thrown from the window.
García has not reported to duty since the night of the incident and the police have been unable to locate his whereabouts.
Peralta also taught at the University of Criminal and Social Sciences
Mexico City police officer Gustavo García (left) has not reported for duty since he reportedly tossed Nancy Peralta (right), also a cop, from her fourth-floor apartment’s window March 3. She died on March 12
Romero accompanied Peralta’s 18-year-old son, Luis Peralta, to the headquarters of Mexico City’s police department to drop off a letter for Omar García Harfuch, the police chief.
In the missive, the teen wrote that his mother was deeply in love with Gustavo García and dismissed rumors that she had taken her own life by jumping out the window.
‘From the moment we were told that my mother had suffered an accident and we went to see her at the hospital, we knew that it was impossible that she had attempted suicide,’ he wrote. ‘She loved life, her greatest passion was her work, she had dedicated 18 years to give me the best quality of life.
‘A few months ago she had decided to formalize a sentimental relationship with García (her alleged killer) and in this she was very excited, so there is no reason that she could have attempted against her life.’
Nancy Peralta had been a member of the Mexico City police department for 18 years
Luis Peralta had been living with his maternal grandfather, Antonio Peralta, since the end of January due to differences with García.
The family has accused the authorities of not setting up a perimeter to allow the detectives to investigate the crime scene immediately.
Relatives have also said the police department has been slow in the search for García, who they believe is being protected by the law enforcement agency and his own family.