Uber Driver Found Dead In Sewer As Ex-Boyfriend Is Main Suspect

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

A mother-of-two who worked as an Uber Driver has been found dead in a sewer and the main suspect had already been arrested on suspicion of killing a teenage girl.

America Vianet, 35, was last seen in the neighbourhood of Talladores in the municipality of Chimalhuacan in the central Mexican state of Mexico in her taxi on 25th September.

Vianet worked for the transport services Uber and Didi and was on duty the last time she was seen.

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When she did not come home, her family members reported her disappearance the following day and started a campaign on social networks to ask for the public’s help in finding her.

According to the newspaper Infobae, Vianet’s family members discovered that she had been having a relationship with a fellow driver called Jose Guadalupe, but had broken up with him as he was abusive.

Guadalupe reportedly continued to harass her after she tried to call things off.

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According to state prosecutors, a warrant had already been issued against the suspect, who was arrested and is currently in prison for his possible involvement in the murder of a 17-year-old-girl.

In the meantime, Vianet’s body was found in a sewage system on 20th October.

According to Infobae, her body was so badly decomposed that a DNA test was needed to confirm her identity and her family were notified of the results on the 3rd December.

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Her cousin shared a post on social media shortly afterwards saying: “Thank you for your help in finding my cousin, she has been found but sadly not as we had hoped.

“We demand justice, there is a suspect. Your death will not be in vain, I ask everybody not to forget her face, not to forget that her life was taken in a cruel way.

The investigation is ongoing.

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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.