Who were the 4 women killed with Photojournalist Rubén Espinoza?

On that tragic afternoon of July 31, just a few meters before reaching the “Centro SCOP Metrobus” station on Avenida Xola, photojournalist Rubén Espinosa told his friend Antonio that he would return to Nadia Vera’s apartment, where they had spent the night. They hugged good-bye. That was the last time Antonio saw Rubén alive.

According to the statement of Rubén’s friend, both stayed at Nadia’s apartment from 2:00 in the morning until 9:00 a.m. on Friday July 31.

The apartment where the multiple homicide was committed is located on Calle Luz Saviñón # 1909 , Colonia Narvarte, a middle class neighborhood not far from Mexico City International Airport.

Now, new disturbing details about the case have been revealed. The murderers of Espinosa and four women in the apartment used a potato peeler to cut the victims in different parts of the body before shooting them in the head.

The kitchen tool, with a red handle, was found by experts of Mexico City Attorney General’s Office in one of the bedrooms. Except for Olivia Alejandra Negrete, who came to clean the apartment once or twice a week, all the corpses had cuts in the neck, shoulders and arms.

On Tuesday August 11th, authorities of the Mexico City Institute of Forensic Sciences (Incifo), finally delivered the body of Milé Virginia Martín, who was killed along with Espinosa, to the consular authorities of Colombia because her family said they did not have money to come get her remains.

The fourth victim was Yesenia Quiroz, a makeup artist from Michoacan, who lived in Mexicali, Baja California.


Nadia Vera was a dancer and activist graduated from the University of Veracruz. She was part of the 2012 “Yo soy 132” protest movement in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz.

She was one of the four women killed along with photojournalist Ruben Espinoza on Friday July 31, at her own apartment located in the Narvarte neighborhood, Central Mexico City.

Nadia was graduated from the school of Social Anthropology of the University of Veracruz, she was originally from Chiapas, but resided for several years in the city of Xalapa, before moving to Mexico City in 2014.

Nadia Vera (Photo: Quadratin)

Nadia Vera was an activist and one of the students beaten by police in the Ministry of Public Security, when detained during the march of November 20, 2012, an act to protest against the result of the presidential election and the unsolved cases of journalists killed in the state of Veracruz.


Mexico City District Attorney’s Office has named her as “La Colombiana”, but her real name was Mile Virginia Martin, age 29, born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Mile moved to Mexico to take her chances as a fashion model.

Mile Virginia Martin (Photo: xalapaalmomento.com)
Mile Virginia Martin (Photo: xalapaalmomento.com)

Her family is devastated by the way she was brutally killed, and declared that in previous telephone conversations with her, she never mentioned to be in danger or to feel at risk in Mexico.


Yesenia Quiroz was only 18 years old when she was killed in that apartment of the Narvarte neighborhood. Her stay in the capital was just the beginning of a new chapter in her short but active life.

Yesenia Quiroz (Photo: Facebook)
Yesenia Quiroz (Photo: Facebook)

Originally from Uruapan Michoacán, Yesenia’s parents moved to Morelia in the early nineties where the girl was born on September 4, 1996. There she lived until the age of six, when her parents moved to Mexicali Baja California, where she spent the rest of her childhood and adolescence. Yesenia used to work as a makeup artist.


Alejandra Negrete Olivia Aviles, age 40, was a mother and grandmother; she was apparently working as a maid at that apartment, and ended up becoming  one of the five victims in the tragic multiple homicide of “La Narvarte”.

Alejandra Negrete Olivia Aviles (Photo: Google)
Alejandra Negrete Olivia Aviles (Photo: Google)