The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, met this Friday afternoon with the parents of Debanhi Escobar Bazaldúa after learning, through an autopsy, that the young woman suffered sexual abuse before being murdered and after the discovery of his remains that were abandoned in a motel cistern in Escobedo, near Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León.
The second forensic report requested by the family of Debanhi Escobar, which was first leaked by the Spanish newspaper El País, showed that she was hit on the head several times and died before reaching the water tank in a “violent homicidal death”. The text also reveals that he suffered “a violent sexual relationship.”
The leaked document, as explained by the aforementioned newspaper, reviews the autopsy and rules out that the young woman died in an accident, which is what the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office proposed. Debanhi was found dead after being missing for more than 20 days, in the cistern of a motel in Escobedo.
The discovery of the young woman’s body has caused protests between feminist groups and collectives, with protests in different parts of the country during April to demand that the authorities provide more security guarantees for Mexican women.
Debanhi’s father, Mario Escobar, has previously denounced “irregularities” in the search for his daughter, specifically due to lack of data sent by the Prosecutor’s Office. For the moment, all the possibilities of investigation remain open and, as reported by the newspaper ‘El Tiempo’, Two officials from the Attorney General’s Office in the Mexican state of Nueva León have been dismissed for “errors” and “omissions.”
Escobar has also lamented the leak, since “there are codes of ethics”, according to different local media. “With great hope that this has to be resolved for the good of Debanhi, Nueva León and Mexico,” he added.
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, referring to the meeting with the young woman’s parents this Friday, said: “I met with them this morning, very good people, a teacher and his wife, and as parents they are very hurt , waste”, he said during his morning conference from the Seventh Military Zone.
I made the commitment to help clarify what happened and that there is no impunity, we are going to be vigilant so that justice can be done.”
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico
While AMLO narrated his meeting with Debanhi’s parents, outside the military camp facilities there were dozens of people with tarps and posters of their own disappeared, asking for help.
Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, Undersecretary of Security, revealed that federal authorities will participate in the “final opinion” of the autopsy performed on Debanhi Escobar.
On April 23, the National Search Commission (CNB) reported that there are a total of 20,148 women missing or not located, most between 15 and 19 years old. Half of the cases correspond to the state of Nuevo León, where the death of Debanhi Escobar has occurred.
During the current presidential term, 7,901 disappearances of women have been recorded in Mexico. This figure has been increasing in recent years: in 2018 there were 1,687 women not located; in 2019, 1,890; in 2020, 2,250, and in 2021, 2,795 disappearances of women were registered, that is, an increase of 65%, compared to 2018, according to CNB data.
With information from Europa Press and Reforma Agency
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