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Description

Born in: Navarra
Age: 60
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Civil Guard
Date of the attack: 27/11/1978
Place of the attack: Villabona
Guilties: José Manuel Arzallus Eguiguren
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Heliodoro Arriaga Ciaurriz was 60 years old and was originally from Viana (Navarre). He left the Civil Guard in 1965 and went to work for a private company in Villabona. It was there that he met his wife, Natividad Aguirre Leustegui. At the time of Heliodoro’s death in 1978, their son was ten years old. His wife could find no reason why ETA chose to kill him. He had received no threats that she knew of, and yet he had already been sentenced to death by the organisation. Heliodoro left home at around 7.15 am. Several ETA members had been lying in wait and shot him seven times, killing him. None of the perpetrators has been brought to justice.