Scene of the place where "La Pelirroja" was found hanging from a bridge.
Two women executed in Montemorelos
Two women were found executed with what appeared to be several shots to the head. They were tied up and left with a message on a embankment in the Community Tanguma in Montemorelos.
Reports say police suspected that the execution of two women was allegedly committed by a criminal group in revenge for the disappearance on Monday of the kidnapper Gabriela Muniz Elizabeth Tamez, "La Pelirroja" who was found murdered yesterday, hanging from a pedestrian bridge.
An official source informed that they have evidence to confirm the relationship between the two homicides.
The discovery of the bodies of women, still not identified, was made around 22:00 hours on Thursday in some bushes about 100 meters from a ditch that connects the Community El Fraile in Montemorelos with the Community Estación Vaqueros in Cadereyta.
The area where the discovery was made is located in the Community of Tanguma in Montemorelos.
The informant stated that the bodies were found by a man on horseback passing by and he noticed a foul odor.
The person, who decline to give his name, said he was riding by the ditch when he detected the strong smell and though it might be dead livestock, which prompted him to go investigate.
As soon as he discovered that the source of the odor was coming from the bodies of two women, the man went to report it to the Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Tanguma, who in turn reported the incident to the police.
The source said that the deceased women were tied up by the hands, gagged and blindfolded with strips of cloth.
According to experts the bodies showed an advanced state of decomposition from three to four days.
One of the deceased looked to be about 35 years of age was wearing a gray pants, black blouse and black suede boots.
The other deceased was about 40 years of age and was wearing a jeans, white shirt and gray boots similar to those of the other woman.
Authorities did not find any spent casings or projectiles from bullets, and it is assumed that the offenders committed the double homicide at another location and dumped the bodies there.
The source said that located next to the bodies was a message directed from one cartel to another, threatening that this will happen to their enemies.
At the scene police did not find any evidence to could lead to the identity of the victims.
The police source confirmed that the cause of death for both women was from gunshots to the head.
He explained that authorities did not have any missing person reports that would match with the characteristics of the deceased.
The source said that based on the initial investigation so far, it is suspected that women may have been abducted and executed in revenge for the disappearance on Monday of "La Pelirroja" who was in custody of the Mexican government for kidnapping and extortion.
The prisoner, "La Pelirroja," was being transported by prison guards of Topo Chico penitentiary to University Hospital for feigning abdominal pain, at which time, allegedly, an armed commando took her.
"La Pelirroja" was found hanging from a pedestrian bridge and had the word "Yair" written on the back and abdomen.
"La Pelirroja", daughter of a wealthy merchant.Gabriela Elizabeth Muñiz Tamez, "La Pelirroja", 31, had been arrested on July 8, 2009 and was said to be the leader of a kidnapping ring that operated in the farming region. She was considered dangerous by the Attorney General Office.
The reason she was considered dangerous was from the way in which she threatened her victims to obtain a ransom.
It is also presumed that she was romantically involved with a major hit man (sicario) of a group of organized crime operating in the state.
But "La Pelirroja" was not always involved in organized crime, she came from a middle class family where her father is a wealthy business man.
Family of the alleged kidnapper recall that at the age of 20 "Gaby," as she was called by family and friends, was married and a year later had a son. The following year she divorced.
A source said that Gabriela's father received a phone call from one of his sons, who said his daughter was dead and that her picture were being broadcast on television.
The father turned on the television and was devastated after seeing her daughter's body hanging on a rope from a pedestrian bridge.
A couple of days prior to her death, family had visited "Gaby" who appeared calm and spoke of trivial topics. The father who use to visit "Gaby" frequently in prison, told her he would visit her at the start of the new year.
"La Pelirroja," The Redhead, was called that because she always dyed her short hair. She was being held for trial on two counts of kidnapping, but she was also being investigated of a series of extortion in the region.
"La Pelirroja” was hung from a bridge while still alive.
The kidnapper who use to abduct her own family members was tortured and hanged.
They hung her alive. Gabriela Muñiz Támez, aka La Pelirroja, suffocated from being hung from a pedestrian bridge over the streets of Monterrey.
Her young body of a woman of 31 years wearing jeans and nude from the top showed signs of torture and a word written along her entire back, "YAIR," a Hebrew word that is not clear what meaning it has to the crime. It was the stamp signaling the end of another bloody year in Mexico.
12,658 people were killed by organized crime in 2010, that is one killed every 40 minutes.
Muñiz was one of the last victims of the year. And although she is the first woman to be hung from a bridge, this execution puts a lot of focus on her life and her death gives an open window to everything that went bad in Mexico last year: A convicted kidnapper, police who allow her to escape and the criminals who take justice into their own hands in a despicable and ruthless way.
As a threat to rival gangs, the Mexican cartels tend to expose the bodies of their worst enemies by hanging them from the bridges of the cities, but they usually do after killing them. But that was not the case of La Pelirroja. With her, they let her feel the horror of affixation. This is how they saw it from the preliminary investigation. They stripped her in the same bridge, where authorities found her shirt and bra.
Filtration of Wikileaks
Hours before the appearance of the body a leaked a news cable from Wikileaks appeared where U.S. diplomats reported to their superiors in Washington that the cartel of Los Zetas had control of the police in Nuevo León, including the capital, of Monterrey, where they know the leader of that band, Heriberto Lazcano, once lived. According to the cable, there is frequent fighting between Los Zetas and the military in the metropolitan area of Monterrey which is not being reported by the media.
Meanwhile, the sequence of violence and death continues in the New Year. With the new year of 2011 just starting, a commando executed a family that celebrated the New Year in Guerrero, one of the states hardest hit by drug trafficking. Among the six killed was a child.
Sources: El Norte, La Policiaca, Publico.es
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