Sunday morning Monterrey, Nuevo León, was transformed in to a grisly scene, no doubt, it reminded everyone of the case of Gabriela Elizabeth Muniz, aka "la pelirroja" or "the redhead," who woke up the morning of December 31 hanging from a footbridge located on the busy Avenida Gonzalitos.
During Sunday morning, at around 0600 hours, motorists travelling about Gonzalitos Avenue managed to see a group of heavily armed men who were on top of the bridge carrying two bodies to string up on the bridge. This is the same bridge, which is located between Lincoln and Ruiz Cortines, where they hanged La Pelirroja.
Witnesses said there were approximately 20 sicarios, some of the witnesses also included several municipal police officers who happened to be travelling through the scene, but they did not intervene, they acted as if the armed group was invisible. Witnesses said that even some state police officers passed by and went their merry way, after observing the whole thing unfold.
What did all the witnesses see? They saw the armed sicarios hang two men from on top of the bridge using heavy chains instead of rope which they placed padlocks to secure them and they also left two narco banners. One of the victims that was hanging in the middle of the busy street had one of his legs cut off. The whole process from the sicarios lasted about 20 minutes.
Around 0700 hours the authorities decided to show their faces at the scene, and after several minutes they were able to free the men that were suspended from the bridge. The piece of mangled leg that had been removed from one of the men was in the middle of the street.
At approximately 0730 hours the Forensic Medical Service personnel transported the bodies to their facilities to conduct the necessary autopsies. The identity of the men was unknown.
La Pelirroja in December 2010