A group of six disappeared women have fallen victim to a homicide in Mexico. The burned bones of five of the women were clearly identified - and the investigators say they have no doubt that the sixth was also killed. This was announced by the Attorney General of the central state of Guanajuato, Carlos Zamarripa. Although the North American country kills an average of almost 90 people a day, this case attracted particular attention because so many women rarely disappear at once.
According to Zamarripa, the police arrested six suspects, with whom weapons and drugs were found. The motive and the exact circumstances of the crime were initially unknown. According to local media reports, the later victims were hired to work at a party before they disappeared.
The women, aged 19 to 48, were last seen on March 7 in the city of Celaya. Her remains were found 30 kilometers away in the municipality of Juventino Rosas. Criminal gangs are active in the region. Experts are still working to identify additional bone fragments, Zamarripa said.
A wave of violence has been rampant in Mexico for years. Last year there were 31,936 homicides per 126 million inhabitants - and that's just the official figure. Numerous drug cartels and other criminal groups fight for control of areas of influence and smuggling routes. They often have ties to corrupt politicians and security forces. Most homicides are never solved.