The body of a woman aged 21 who was just 4-foot tall has been found in a shallow grave in a nursery school garden after she was apparently strangled to death while on a blind date.
Jacivi Alejandra Holguin Grable went missing on 16th May after meeting a man she met on social media, and the authorities in the city of Ciudad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua found her remains on Thursday night, confirming the discovery on Friday morning.
According to the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office for Women (FEM), part of the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), the victim’s family said that she went on a date with someone “she had just met on social media” who appeared to be about the same age.
The suspect reportedly picked her up from her home in a navy blue 2020 Honda CR-V SUV.
Relatives also supplied text messages the victim sent to a friend where she said she wanted to go home but couldn’t because the suspect’s mother had taken the car keys.
The local authorities managed to locate the vehicle thanks to the information supplied by the family in the neighbourhood of Mirador, about two kilometres from where she was last seen.
The suspect’s house is located behind the Beatriz Sahagun Mendez nursery school where the young woman’s body was found.
Jacivi was found half-buried on land behind the house which is owned by the nursery school.
According to the news site Infobae, members of the FEM found traces of blood and evidence of a hasty burial during a search of the house.
During a preliminary investigation, the victim’s cause of death was determined as asphyxiation.
The local authorities confirmed that one person has been arrested in connection with the crime as the investigation continues.