The official was found lifeless inside his SUV.
At his Rancho Flor de Alba, located in the community of Rancho del Padre, he had obtained first places internationally in livestock competitions.
Elements of the National Guard (GN) and the State Police began a strong operation in the area to which a helicopter was also dispatched.
In the last weeks, Molina Palacios denounced the illegal introduction of cattle by the southern border of the country, warning the sanitary risks for the cattle raising of the country.
Experts from the Veracruz Regional Prosecutor’s Office moved to the Santa Rosalía ranch and began the proceedings, while the deputy’s remains were sent to the Forensic Medical Service.
At the moment the Ministry of Public Security is operating to find those responsible for the cowardly murder of Deputy Juan Carlos Molina. We are working in a coordinated manner with the State Attorney General and Federal Forces to clarify this crime, “said the Ministry of Public Security through its Twitter account.
Last May the PRI deputy went to the stand to demand the appearance of Hugo Gutierrez, Secretary of Public Security, due to the growing insecurity in Veracruz.
Molina Palacios was a state leader of the league of agrarian communities in the state of Veracruz, also served as coordinator of the sugar industry of the entity and president of the cane producers of the CNC of Ingenio La Gloria.
The legislator is also known for being a strong livestock producer in the state who has won national and international awards with his breeding.