Three femicides, two executions, allegedly related to drug trafficking, and a deadly attack against an agent of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP), dominated the local scene as the most serious murders committed in the state of Yucatan this year.
1. Deadly settling old scores
The grisly discovery of a corpse in a suitcase on a sandy road between Chelem and Chuburna Puerto drove the police to the mafia world of local drug trafficking. On Wednesday, March 14, a driver was shot in the head to settle a debt.
2. First feminicide of a minor.
In August, Ana Cristina’s six-year-old body was found at the bottom of a well. The little girl was intercepted just a few meters away from her house by Carlos Valle Yah, 19, who raped her, asphyxiated her and threw her into the well.
3. Execution “narco” style in Chicxulub
On Sunday, September 23, Franco “Güero” Hernández from Playa de Carmen, Quintana Roo, opened his seafood restaurant in Chicxulub. Along with the first clients also came the hitmen, who shot at point blank range inside the restaurant’s kitchen, allegedly to settle on old score. It is worth mentioning that the criminals were arrested hours later by the Yucatán State Police.
4. Femicide in the New Kukulcán neighborhood
Berenice, 16 years old, was trying to start a new life, when Alexis, her former partner, killed her on Thursday, October 4th. The murderer put the body of the girl in a garbage bag and took it to a vacant lot in the Nueva Kukulcán neighborhood. Two days later he was arrested by the police.
5. Brutal hate crime
The body of María Rosalía, 24 years old, originally from Xaya, municipality of Tekax, was found in a pool of blood after Alexander C.G. stabbed her 44 times on Saturday, December 8, inside a property located in Colonia Francisco I. Madero.
6. Unusual attack against police
On Tuesday, November 13, a married couple from Quintana Roo killed a investigative agent of the corporation with a firearm and injured another officer. The couple was supposed to be requesting official protection, claiming they were victims of organized crime.
Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx