The charred bodies of 5 women were found in Mexico | Gulf newspaper
Mexico – AFP
On Friday, the Mexican authorities found five missing women, charred bodies in central Mexico, in one of the worst incidents of violence against women in the country.
The six women, ranging in age from 19 to 48, went missing on 7 March in Celaya, Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico where industry and tourism coexist with the violence of organized crime.
Attorney General Carlos Zamaripa told reporters that the bodies of five of the women had been found burned.
“We were able to identify the genetic features of five of the six missing young women,” he said.
He pointed to the arrest of six people who admitted belonging to a criminal gang in the state of Tamaulipas, in the north-east of the country.
The Public Prosecutor stated that forensic doctors are continuing to search for “evidence”, while the investigation is trying to determine the motives for the crime.
Guanajuato is home to many auto factories such as Mazda, Toyota, Honda, and General Motors.
Guanajuato (6.1 million people in 2020) was ranked the most violent among the 32 states of Mexico in 2022, with 3,260 murders recorded.
This state is a battleground between two criminal gangs, the “Santa Rosa de Lima” and the “Jalisco Nueva Generacion” (“Jalisco New Generation”) cartel, who are fighting over drug trafficking and fuel theft.
Ten women are killed every day in Mexico (128 million people), according to the United Nations.