By Victorio Neves de Baers – November 5, 2012
Rosario was found without gloves when she was rescued on April 13, 2011.
Rosario states that she only brought one pair of gloves along on their adventure in the Colca Canyon. They had been lent to her by her sister and bore the words Vancouver 2010. She also states that Ciro did not bring along any gloves. She further explains that she lent the gloves to Ciro because he had none and because she had thicker jackets, the sleeves of which she used to protect her hands form the cold. Ciro was not able to do this with his jackets.
Rescuing the body
When Ciro’s body was rescued on October 23, 2011, his left hand bore one of the Vancouver-emblazoned gloves, which had multiple tears. The right-hand of the pair of gloves was found intact 40 meters (120 feet) above the location of the body. Here, at second 22, we see a photo of the glove found. It shows the inner plastic lining removed (it is likely the photo has been misinterpreted, assuming that there were two gloves when actually there was only one glove with its lining removed); moreover, a lighter and cap were also found.
Reports from the investigations that factor into the prosecutor’s case file confirm the existence of two gloves. No other gloves are ever mentioned. The evidence collected where the body was found, exhibit no. 14, includes only two gloves. This is shown at minute 2:05 of the video.
Never was more than one pair of gloves mentioned during the interrogations of Rosario Ponce.
The Lozada’s report
Lozada’s report carelessly mentions various gloves.
- Page 12 mentions one glove found 40 meters (120 feet) from Ciro’s body.
- Page 52 mentions two gloves found 40 centimeters (1 foot) from Ciro’s body.
- Page 61 mentions two gloves found 40 meters (120 feet) from Ciro’s body.
In the conclusions that seek to justify Rosario’s presence at the scene of Ciro’s death, the report mentions a third glove found near Ciro’s body:
“It’s a fact that three gloves were found at the scene (cadaver recovery report, page 4152), one on Ciro’s hand and the other two, 40 centimeters (1 foot) from his body, the three gloves pertaining to Rosario Ponce, who was found without such at the time over her rescue. Based on experience, [we know that it is] one person to one pair of gloves; given the existence of three gloves, we can infer that there was another person besides the victim. Since Rosario was found without gloves, we can concluded that she was with [Ciro] at the time of his death.”
Let us question the meticulousness of Lozada’s report:
What investigation does Dr. Lozada use to affirm the presence of the third glove? Does the cadaver recovery report mention finding three gloves, two 40 centimeters (1 foot) from the body?
On what does Dr. Lozada base her claim that the third glove, if such existed, belonged to Rosario Ponce?
In what body of evidence do we find the third glove? Under what code of evidence does such fall?
What is the brand of this third glove and to which hand, right or left, does it correspond?
Where is the third glove now?