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Horror in Mexico: Armed group kidnaps woman, hangs her body from bridge in Guanajuato

A group of armed men allegedly took the victim from his home and cut off his arm.

September 16, 2022 3:54pm

Updated: September 16, 2022 4:54pm

A woman was murdered and her body was found hanging from a bridge on Wednesday night in the municipality of Yuriria within the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

A group of armed men allegedly took the victim from her home and cut off her arm. Subsequently, the woman was murdered and her naked body was exposed on a bridge that connects the municipalities of Valle de Santiago and Moroleon, according to El Universal.

The woman's neighbors reported hearing gunshots in her house. The police officers who responded to the report found the door of the house open, as well as shell casings on the floor, according to local media.

Some videos and photographs of the victim's body hanging from the bridge were shared on social networks. It is also believed that the woman had been tortured.

In Celaya, four young women were also violently murdered and found in the street, reported Proceso.

It is alleged that two of the victims were engaged in selling knives door-to-door, and that while they were going around the houses with other women, a group of armed civilians arrived in a car, from which they got out and shot them.

Guanajuato is the Mexican state with the highest number of homicides registered in the last three years. In addition, on average, a woman is murdered every 24 hours in the region.

From January to March of this year, 92 women died violent deaths in Guanajuato, although only five of them were classified as gender-related victims (femicide), while the remaining 87 were registered as victims of intentional homicide, according to data from the National Executive Secretariat of Public Security, as reported by Infobae.