Prosecutor: Some of the 6 Missing Women in Mexico Found Dead
A Mexican prosecutor says there is evidence that some of the six women who went missing on March 7 have been found dead
MEXICO — A Mexican prosecutor said Thursday that there is evidence that some of the six women who went missing on March 7 have been found dead.
Carlos Zamarripa, chief prosecutor in the violence-ridden state of Guanajuato, said “unfortunately we found signs that some of them were killed.”
The women, who may have been traveling together, disappeared on the outskirts of the town of Celaya in Guanajuato.
Authorities issued search warrants for the six women on March 9 and had said for more than a week that they hoped to find them alive.
Zamarripa said the crime scene was still being examined by investigators to determine the number of dead and their identities.
For years, the industrial and agricultural hub of Guanajuato has been Mexico’s most violent state, with the Jalisco Cartel waging a turf war there against local gangs, including the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, which is apparently backed by the much larger Sinaloa Cartel.