Sunday, February 27, 2011 |
Borderland Beat Reporter
A policewoman assigned to the Cuauhtémoc precinct was executed shortly after being kidnapped at her home located in the El Mezquital subdivision of Cd. Juárez.
Around 2:30 pm yesterday, neighbors reported that near the corner of Terranova and Tierra de Gigantes streets, gunmen had forcefully removeda woman from her home and then set fire to it before taking her away.
Agents from the Benito Juarez precinct who responded to a call a few minutes later; about a body lying in the street, quickly realized that the executed woman was an off duty police agent.
Anastasia Arellano Zavala, 39, who was assignedto the Cuauhtémoc precinct, was found dead with visible gunshot wounds.
Authorities found the victim laying semi-naked from the waist down on the corner of Oaxaca and Fortin Soledad streets, where the forensic unit collected 20, 9mm spent casings as evidence.
Neighbors covered the dead woman with a sheet, which quickly became drenched with blood. The execution occurred just 5 blocks from police Babícora headquarters.
The woman had been assigned to the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) less then two years ago, according to the spokesman, Adrián Sánchez Contreras, who said her official hire date was October 3, 2009.