Mexico couple found with physique parts could have killed 20
Police in Mexico are investigating a couple arrested for transporting body parts in a pram in connection with at least 10 murders.
At a hearing following his arrest, the man reportedly confessed to killing 20 women in a suburb of Mexico City.
Investigators have discovered physique components in the couple’s flat and at yet another nearby property. They were kept in buckets filled with cement and in a fridge.
Prosecutors say the couple sold the physique parts but it is not clear to whom.
Femicides – murders of girls – are typical in Mexico and often go unpunished, but the gruesome particulars of this case have caused outrage and triggered street protests in Ecatepec, the poor suburb in Mexico state where they occurred.
‘Victim’s baby sold’
Neighbours said that whenever they saw the couple they were pushing the pram in which police discovered the body components.
Police stopped and searched them following the disappearance in September of a local lady, 28-year-old Nancy Huitron and her two-month old baby, Valentina.
In the hearing, the accused, whose name has been provided as Juan Carlos, confessed to killing Ms Huitron and identified two other of his victims as 23-year-old Arlet Olguín and 29-year-old Evelyn Rojas.
Prosecutors say he also confessed to sexually abusing some of the victims ahead of killing them and promoting off their belongings and some of their physique components.
The 3 victims, all of them single mothers, had disappeared in recent months.
Ms Huitron disappeared on 6 September with her child soon after dropping her two older daughters off at school.
When the two older girls have been not picked up from college, a neighbour raised the alarm.
Police have found child Valentina who, they say, was sold by the couple. She has since been handed to her maternal grandmother.
Investigators say the women knew Juan Carlos and his partner, Patricia, from buying clothes and food from them.
According to investigators, Patricia tricked them into the home by saying she had far more merchandise for them to view there.
Police stated that when he was arrested, Juan Carlos asked the officers whether or not he could shower and put on a suit prior to becoming paraded prior to the media “because I am not a dirty criminal.”
Mexico state is the region with the highest number of disappeared girls in the country. Amongst January and April of this year, 395 folks disappeared in Mexico state, of which 207 had been girls.
The disappearances are largely concentrated in violent areas exactly where gangs typically are in manage and police worry to go.
Published at Mon, 08 Oct 2018 23:22:16 +0000