Cops may have solved the murder of this young woman that was only discovered when a man’s dog turned up with her foot still in a boot that it had taken from her decomposing corpse.
Liliana Lozada de Jesus, 33, vanished after leaving her home in the Mexican city of Puebla and taking a cab to a gated community in the locality of Tenextepec in the municipality of Atlixco, supposedly to do some modelling work, on 3rd January.
Her relatives filed a missing persons report and also took to social media to appeal for information.
However, on Friday night, 21st January, a farmer on the former country estate of La Acocota close to Tenextepec noticed his animals had become unsettled and realised they had seen a dog with a white boot with a foot inside.
A body was found half-buried and in an advanced state of decomposition nearby. It was confirmed to belong to Lozada the following day and it was released to her family for burial in the municipality of Cuautlancingo on Sunday.
According to the governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, the Puebla State Attorney General’s Office has already identified the prime suspect in the killing of Lozada, who leaves behind two sons aged 7 and 10.
He stopped short of divulging the suspect’s identity, but local media have reported that new information will be released in the coming days that will allow for the suspect’s arrest.
Barbosa said: “Yes, there is a very important development, I cannot divulge it, but the person who most likely took Liliana’s life has been identified, we will soon know, we will soon have results.”
It is not known if the prime suspect is the supposed bank executive who had invited Lozada to Tenextepec for work. According to reports, he contradicted himself several times during his statement to the police and later fled.
Furthermore CCTV footage showed Lozada entering but failing to leave her destination, according to investigators.
The investigation continues.