According to police reports, the priest’s body was found bound with plastic ties, beaten and stabbed. The housekeeper said that she tried to call for help but that the aggressors knocked her unconscious.
Gómez had been living in Panama for 20 years. He officiated mass at the María Madre de Dios parish in the former Fort Davis and was the director of the Academia Santa Maria in Colon for many years [more].His Excellency the Most Reverend José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. lamented the murder:
It happened in broad daylight, we all have to reflect and we must all work together to stop the violence and murders that are taking place [more].