Body Of Young Mum Found In Rubbish Tip After Hundreds Join Search

Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash

This beautiful young mum who vanished 10 months ago has been found dead on a rubbish dump after hundreds of people spent months searching for her body.

Danna Sugey Salgado Davalos, who would have turned 21 years old in June, was found after an extensive search organised by her parents, relatives, and a missing person’s organisation.

The young woman, who was a mother of a two-year-old girl, was last seen leaving her home in Tijuana in the north-western Mexican state of Baja California to meet someone she met on Facebook to sell some clothes on 30th March.

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When she failed to return, the victim’s relatives and friends started a search organisation helped by the organisation ‘Todos Somos Erick Carrillo’ (‘We Are All Erick Carrillo’).

The group’s president is Eddy Carrillo, the father of a young man who disappeared in 2019 and has never been found.

During the investigation, Danna’s handbag and ID were found in a rubbish dump in Tijuana in October.

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The find gave extra impetus to the search and another 200 people joined the search party armed with shovel and picks, supporting the family and local authorities.

Her body was found buried under a lime layer near a rubbish dump in Tijuana, close to an area known as Ke-Casas, on 9th December. Although there were hundreds of people involved in the search, the body was finally found when the victim’s mother got an anonymous tip-off saying that the body was located on a rubbish tip under some sticks and some pink clothing.

The family waited for the autopsy results before confirming that the victim’s body had been found.

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The investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s family want to live stream the funeral on the internet so all her loved ones can pay their respects without breaking COVID-19 restrictions.

The victim’s mother Sugey Davalos told the newspaper Infobae: “Everyone should have the right to say goodbye to my princess, she is happy in the sky.”

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NGOs in the Mexican state of Baja California estimate that around 2,500 people have been reported as missing in the state so far this year.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.