The body of a missing 21-year-old Canadian tourist has been found in a Mexican cemetery after she apparently had her head bashed in with a rock during her first visit there.
The incident took place in Ciudad Juarez in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua just south of the Texan city of El Paso in the US where the victim lived.
According to local media, it was Victoria ‘Tori’ Shawn Marsbergen’s first ever visit to Ciudad Juarez.
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The young Canadian woman was reportedly found with a disfigured face after initially suffering a traumatic brain injury, believed to have been caused by a rock.
The Mexican authorities said that she was last seen in her 2006 Honda which had a New Mexico licence plate. The vehicle has not been found yet.
Her mother Tammy Daniels previously reported that she had gone missing from her El Paso home, writing on Facebook: “Her phone is off. Her phone is her life and she will never let it just die or turn it off, especially this long. Tori as everyone knows her, has not shown up for work either.”
To raise money to send the victim’s body back to Canada, her family has launched an online crowdfunding campaign.
Her sister explained: “My beautiful baby sister was taken from my mother, brother and I far far too early. She was murdered in Juarez, Mexico.
“I want her to be buried here where she belongs, she’s a Canadian citizen and all her family is here so it’s only right. Please please donate, and help me reach my goal, anything helps. I just wanna bring my sister Tori home. Thank you.”
The investigation is ongoing.