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Two suspects arrested in the murder of a young Venezuelan woman who was missing in Mexico

2023-12-05T22:56:39.932Z

Highlights: Two suspects arrested in the murder of a young Venezuelan woman who was missing in Mexico. The body of Guillki Maika Torres Obelmejías, who had been reported missing on Friday in Chalapa, Jalisco, was found last Sunday in a building in Chapala. Authorities reported the arrest of a first suspect on Monday, but did not reveal his name or nationality. The young woman, it was specified, had piercings in her ears, a scar on her chest and a wart on her left cheekbone.


The body of Guillki Maika Torres Obelmejías, who had been reported missing on Friday in Chalapa, Jalisco, was found last Sunday in a building in Chapala.


After the murder and discovery of the body of the young Venezuelan Guillki Maika Torres Obelmejías, on Monday, who had been reported missing on December 1 in Chalapa, Jalisco, more details of the case have been revealed.

Mexican authorities also reported the arrest of a second person allegedly linked to his death.

The Jalisco Prosecutor's Office reported that a man named Jaideber 'N' had been arrested and presented in court, without offering further details. Authorities had reported the arrest of a first suspect on Monday, but did not reveal his name or nationality.

Fact sheet on the disappearance of Guillki Maika Torres Obelmejías published by the Commission for the Search of Persons of the State of Jalisco. Commission for the Search of Persons of the State of Jalisco

"We located the person on a farm in Chapala [...] There is a male person detained [...] obviously related to the disappearance and death of this person. We are trying to exhaust or identify another person who could be related to the events," explained Luis Joaquín Méndez Ruiz, an official with the Jalisco prosecutor's office.

Torres' body was found last Sunday in a building in Chapala.

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"Preliminarily, matches were found [of the body found] with his [Torres'] physical characteristics," the Prosecutor's Office said.

Authorities explained that on the farm where his body was found there were signs that the earth had been removed.

The body of the young woman was taken to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), where an autopsy will be performed to clarify the causes of her death and the remains will be officially identified.

As part of the investigations into the death of Torres, who had lived in the Balcones de Guadalupe neighborhood for more than a year, authorities also found a mobile phone, electronic tablet, backpack and other objects that had allegedly belonged to the murdered young woman.

Torres, who was 38 years old, thin and dark-skinned, had last been seen alive in the Guadalupe neighborhood, while wearing a pink blouse, blue overalls and black sneakers.

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The young woman, it was specified, had piercings in her ears, a scar on her chest and a wart on her left cheekbone.

According to news reports, Torres often posted videos of herself singing and had worked as a publicist and host at a radio station between 2011 and 2012.

She was a native of Ocumare, in the state of Miranda, Venezuela, from where she had left in search of going first to Colombia and then to Mexico to find a better future.

Friends and family of Torres expressed their sorrow on social media and denounced the murder of the young woman.

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A total of 29 femicides have taken place in Jalisco to date in 2023, with June being the deadliest month, according to statistics compiled by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).

With information from Milenio and Infobae

Source: telemundo

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