A 25-year-old nursery school teacher’s body has been found in a remote mountain hideaway five days after she went missing following a date.
Victim Alma Paola Zavala Rodriguez had been visiting her boyfriend in Santa Gertrudis, Guanajuato state, central Mexico.
But when she never made it home, her father searched her computer for clues and found shockingly abusive and threatening messages from her boyfriend, who has not been named in local media.
In a showdown with her frantic father, he insisted he had left Alma at a local truck stop where she said she would catch a bus back home on 20th October.
Alama’s body was found by police drones in a pathless area of the local Cerro Amoles mountain range five days later.
Friends of the family and local residents placed photos of Alma and lighted candles at a park in Moroleon while feminist groups organised protest marches against the suspected case of femicide.
Fernando Sanchez Barragan, a spokesman for the Moroleon city council, said: “We must not tolerate violence against women.”
Investigations of the case continue. It has not been made clear whether Alma’s boyfriend is considered a suspect and if he has been put into custody.