The declaration of the assassination as a “crime against humanity” means that the unsolved case will remain open. The 20-year deadline for keeping the case open was due to expire in a week.
In January, Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office requested an investigation into ex-DAS intelligence chief, Alberto Romero, regarding his alleged involvement in the murder of the former M-19 boss.
Romero claimed that drug traffickers were trying to frame him for the former guerrilla’s death.
Pizarro Leongomez was assassinated during his presidential campaign while traveling on a Avianca flight on April 26, 1990.