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Murdered women were mothers and professionals

Monday, December 17, 2012 |

Proceso December 16, 2012

Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat

Background:
On December 12, four women left Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, to go to a funeral in Guachochi. Their last communication with their families was from Creel at around 4:00 p.m. After that, they disappeared. They were driving a white 2012 VW Jetta.

Authorities searched for them using vehicles and a light aircraft. Their bodies were found yesterday, December 15, in a ranch, La Casita, near the town of Samachique, in Guachochi municipality. They had been tortured and murdered, and their car taken.

It turns out that locals had reported a "narco reten", a road block operated by drug trafficking gangs, at about kilometer marker 35 on the road to Guachochi. A group of armed men was stopping vehicles at gunpoint, robbing the drivers and passengers and assaulting them verbally and physically. The lucky ones were let go.

The locals had reported the road block to state and local authorities several times that day, but municipal and state police,, as usual, ignored the complaints. No police officers were sent to investigate. The four women were apparently stopped by the narcos, and resisted having their car stolen. Their bodies were found about 25 miles from the narco road block.

CHIHUAHUA, Chihuahua.(proceso.com.mx) .-- Surrounded by disbelief and calls  for justice, the four women who were abducted and murdered in the Tarahumara Sierra were laid to rest this Sunday in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua.

The Mennonite community, students from the Technological Institute of Cuauhtemoc, family and friends, crowded into the Modelo Funeral Home to say their last goodbyes.

One of the victims, Marisa Aide Diaz Peinado [foto at left], 32 years old, was the the head of the Department of Technological Management and Coordination at the Technological Institute of Cuauhtemoc. Her coffin was placed beside that of her sister's, Mayra Lorena, 39 years old. Both were engineers. Mayra was a section chief in an assembly plant in the same city, located south of the state capital. Both were single.

The other two victims were Josefina Diaz de Rempening, 57 years old, and her sister Elisa Diaz Martinez, 55 years old. Josefina was married to Mennonite Walter Rempening, who is a pastor in a church. She was a piano teacher and mother of two children; her sister was single and retired from teaching at Justo Sierra High School.

The bodies of the four women were taken to the offices of the medical examiner (SEMEFO) this Saturday and arrived at the funeral home that night. There, hundreds of loved ones had been waiting for them since noon.

At the funeral home and the Christian temple where a mass was offered, the incredulity and displays of grief were constant. And they did not end when the women were finally buried this afternoon.

The recurring conversations during the funeral were on the subject of the "narco retenes", road blocks operated by drug traffickers, that are very common in the mountains and that, despite complaints to the authorities, have not been adressed.

At noon on December 12, the four women left Cuauhtemoc for Guachochi to attend a relative's funeral, never imagining the tragedy they would suffer.

When they got to Creel, about three hours from Cuauhtemoc, they communicated with their families, but at Kilometer 35 of the highway that links both towns, they were "picked up" ("levantadas") at a narco roadblock by a group of men with organized crime.

According to reports, the women resisted having their car stolen, a white 2012 Jetta they were driving; they were taken by force, tortured and murdered.

The women were found by Guachochi investigators Friday afternoon and taken to the medical examiner in Chihuahua. Their bodies were then delivered to their relatives in Cuauhtemoc.

The state attorney general reports that investigations indicate that robbery was the most probable motive behind the murder of the four women, because in addition to the late model car, they were carrying a substantial amount of money.

The autopsy revealed that the died as a consequence of cranio-encephalic trauma (severe blow(s) to the head), and that the bodies also showed blows and bruising. The cases are being investigated by the Special Prosecutions Unit on Gender Based Crimes Against Women (Fiscalia Especializada de Atencion a la Mujer Victima de Delito por Razones de Genero.)

Other sources: El Diario de Juarez


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58 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

That sucks poor women.but why risk it isn't Creel where the massacare was caught on cc-tv in town square & the comandante in charge of sicarios sniiffing "coke" out of a baggy. Back in 2010.. send military gunships blast them off the road.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful woman in the picture.god bless her soul!

Anonymous said...

This is so fuckin wrong,what kind of fuckin rats can do this to innocent women?Decent women,women who were needed in Mexico.
What kind of"men"can do shit like this?Probably sad little men who felt threatened by educated independent women,man,i hope,,you don't want to know what i hope.Big bad cartel sicarios,shit them.

Anonymous said...

...the head of the police agency that should have responded must be taken by citizens, along with four of his most upper officers...the lowest ranked should be seperated and made to watch as the other four are brutally beaten and killed by machete...the remaining officer should be injured in a manner that he never enjoys sex or a good bowel movement again and turned loose to tell of the story. This should be done everytime the narcos strike. You say, "then we have no police"....I say, "so?"

Anonymous said...

WTF !!! Where is GOD women and children are getting killed and nothing happens where are all those miricles that every bible/Torah/Koran claim... All lies for sheep. Sandy hook and this should make people wake up we are alone, and need to treat each other better and create a better world with out religion.

Anonymous said...

In every way, Such a heart-breaking event of great loss. What is there to be gained by the destruction of precious human life: "we have your money, we have your car, we have taken your ¿AND WE ARE HAPPY NOW??? !!! ??"

Their only focus is on gathering more stolen goods. WE WANT THEM DEAD but we also want those women resurected, this ties our emotions in knots, it is soooo damning.

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Anonymous said...

Don't add religion to the equation..! God had nothing to do with this atrocity ,men
(inhuman mabey) but still just plain simpletons
with no I.Q.'s what so ever commited these murders.
The problem is Mexico where no one is held accountable for their actions even if they are caught. The most these human "Scum Bags" can get
in the Mexican legal system is 20 to life..! The trouble is that the authorities were told prior
to this happening that gunmen were stopping and robbing citizens and refused to do their jobs. I can see the municipals who if they are lucky carry 38 revolvers but the state police do and have the firepower to put a stop to horredous
B.S. that go's on in Mexico these past 15 years.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the saddest posts I have ever read. You ask where God is?? He is holing these women in his arms. There is a special place in Hell for people who kill women,children and all innocents.People have got to do more to protect their families.

Anonymous said...

@8:22am

What does religion or God for that matter have to do with this story. They were not religious fanatics murdering these poor ladies.

Anonymous said...

Mexican govt incompitent,lazy,corrupt, there you have it. Now lets wait to see how the progressive element blames this tragedy of insanity on the USA. Here again how could this happen GUNS ARE ILLEGAL IN MEXICO!

Anonymous said...

How do you know they resisted? The four women were killed correct? So how is this known? Or is it an assumption? Did anyone witness it? What happend is a shame, but sometimes there's more to the story.

Anonymous said...

This makes me so god damn angry. What a useless government.

Anonymous said...

God does not exist. It is a myth.

Anonymous said...

Lol I don't know how religion got dragged into this. Religion is just a way for people to understand that they are not in control of the world, that there are bigger forces at work. when a crazed madman with a gun wants to shoot you, I don't think anyone expects god to deflect the bullet.

kevin said...

@8:22 Pm

I agree that we need to treat each other better.

But in regards to God...my view is that we are more akin to cells in the universal body of "God"...and evilness such as this is like a virus/infection..sometimes the innocent get killed..so its pretty much up to each of us as individual cells to rid oursevles of this vermin.

Anonymous said...

Truly - God rest their souls. What possible threat could any of these women have posed to armed narco's? This is a terible sickness in Mexico.

BB - you have posted many stories like this in 2012. A lot of innocent women who have died. On the one hand ... you are trying to speak out and tell the story of these tragic events. Otherwise who would? So that part of your blog is working.

But here's the problem - nothing is changing. Nothing. The narco's don't care. The police investigate ... but only AFTER the crimes. And then next week it's another woman dead in a terible way somewhere else. Words will not stop this problem. It doesn't matter if you print 1,000 words or 1,000,000 words.

Anonymous said...

If that happened to my family, I would go out at night and kill in retaliation. Policia, taxistas, and so would start to die. The road blocks I would watch them and follow them and kill them in the night. People would die for harming my family.

Anonymous said...

That is so sad, I truly hope that Mexico can come together and rise up from all this. God Bless and God Speed.

Anonymous said...

This angers me to my soul. How can the mexican government not get a handle on this. These cockroaches just keep operating.
If these women and all go people were allowed to carry legal firearms, what would be the chances of that roadblock exhisting ?
In Texas it is legal to hunt coyotes and swine from the air with helicoptors. A few choppers scattered around mexico ready to respond to these roadblocks would end this shit.
What are the chances of these worms reforming ?? They must be exterminated !
It is coming you dirty demonic bastards , it is coming.

Anonymous said...

Why even argue with those fucker's..........still very despicable act.oh man,intelligent women,women for gods sake...why hurt women.

Anonymous said...

These killings are an indirect result of Mexico's anti-gun laws. In Mexico only the criminals have guns. Soon to be that way in the USA.

Anonymous said...

The world is like this because there is so little religion out there.

Anonymous said...

Damn zetas.

Anonymous said...

I feel indignation by this senseless murder. They could have just robbed them and let them be. I bet these women were good hard working citizens helping support their families.

Anonymous said...

We truly live in a fallen world.

My Guess is the Sicario's Bible is missing the part that says "thou shall not Kill".

They have also believed the lie about worshiping "La Santa Muerte" and "Jesus Malverde".



Anonymous said...

The stupidest thing on earth is someone who denies God asking where He is. If you reject Him, don't worry about where God is. He isn't with you...

Anonymous said...

So, the Mexican government still wants to fight this drug war with kid gloves on?
You're losing this war for sure!
Be prepared to become a Narco State!!!

Anonymous said...

What bastards would perpetrate such a Vile and cruel thing...
These Animals need to be hunted down and killed SLOWLY and PAINFULLY!

Anonymous said...

How is that "No Death Penalty In Mexico" working for you? You just allow the sick evil monsters to continue killing innocent people so what do you expect is going to happen?

Mexico values the life of the evil monster criminals more than it does the innocent victims and then you want sympathy? Hey, Mexico pull your head out of your ass already!

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous and GOD...where's God? Well...God has been banned from public schools, separated from State, mocked, doubted, denied and declared dead. Yet, God is still God. God does allow evil, because we're given free will. Without free will, we would be puppets. Now if you think we would be better off with no God, then you have zero Goodness (guess where the word "good" comes from?)...no goodness, then what's left...only.....evil.

Anonymous said...

men who do this are cowards.

Anonymous said...

You, the sicarios involved.. it's me, death. You will meet me very soon you vermin. -La Muerte

Anonymous said...

Well it's always happening but it's also A cause and effect, it's unnatural and like anything it'll turn on them, they can never rest in peace God judges all.

Anonymous said...

Its all the few remaining Chaputos doing this shit Linea has em desperate.

Anonymous said...

” its being investigated” yeah right they know who it was, the so called police are either scared of them or one if them, nothing will be done, this will happen again, someone else will report something similar it will be ignored, so sad rip ladies

Anonymous said...

5:24. I am from Italy. A grandmother. Totally agree with you. In no way do I propose violance but you touch my family, your next stop is Hell. I pray for all these woman and believe God has many new angels.

"lito" said...

bandits in the hills of Mexico...nothing essentially has changed in a hundred years...still the Mexican government plays cat and mouse with them as the death toll rises ...the corruption is too entrenched

Anonymous said...

11:19. Beautifully said. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

I'm ashamed to be Mexican right now.. poor Mexico the narcos have destroyed it.. just so you Chapo nuthuggers don't say that chapos people doesn't kill women or kids , your wrong.. that territory is Gente Nueva.. women tortured and murdered by coward men.. pussies.. when are the citizen gonna stand up and say ENOUGH.. but I guess its hard to do so, since a lot of the criminals are cops and military too..

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord, plz call down Your vengence for this heinous, evil crime, and reward these animals justly.
Thank You for doing so, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Bastard Sinaloa Cartel robs and kills innocent people and this is one of the rare cases reported.

Anonymous said...

I think u just brought religion into the mix

Anonymous said...

So sad who does this territory belong to ? Forgive me for asking but why drive a 2012 and bring attention upon yourself maybe figured the odds of something happening was slim to none . Wow now going after women and how did they know they were carrying a substantial amount of money how? Corruption from top to bottom who can you trust ? Terrible just terrible there is no cure .

Anonymous said...

Following borderlandbeat for years I do miss looking back in time - our so called "history"!
Nothing what we read, hear and see every day is new to us, neither corruption, drugs, war, pure evil human behavior nor the suffering of the innocent.

Any functional society has to make the ultimate sacrifice and stand up against such obscene hostage situation. It will cost more life's, more suffering and more nightmares but in the end, the people will succeed. No government even the most corrupt one, No cartel even the most brutal one can stand a chance against millions of hardworking and honest citizens.

It takes at least the equal amount of time to restore, fix and heal... now think of Mexico - a country which was beaten, raped and sold for so many generations.
Cartels formed by ex-military special forces... the last time I checked once a special ops always a special ops and that means a code of honor... killing woman, using children - a bunch of psychopathic cowards would be a much better term for all of you sad little low life's.

When I think of Mexico I see warm, loving and friendly people... I see so much potential, beautiness (I know not a real word) and grace - don't let anyone take this away from you!

Anonymous said...

... Marisa Aide Diaz Peinado, every time we see your face we see SUNSHINE RADIATING SO BRIGHTLY, you touch our hearts,

WE LOVE YOU!

Anonymous said...

Thats the problem among many things. I know where i live the odds of the criminals being shot is pretty damd good. There was 3 home invaders that got their ass shot at by the homeowner and one crook went out a 2nd story window and died trying to get away from the homeowner and another was shot. Thats what needs to happen there make the crooks always wonder which citizen out there is armed and in the u.s that amts to 300 million guns so the odds r pretty good they would be. Sure we have some psychopaths from time to time who flip their lids but at least its not as bad as mexico with the exception of the shooting of the children. Mexican citizens needs to arm themselves and to hell with the law

Anonymous said...

See if u believe that when u have a gun to your head or u r dying. Ive never heard of an athiest on their deathbed

Anonymous said...

LiKE HELL they can pass all the damn laws they want i know alot of people including me who will NOT give them up

Anonymous said...

@5:24pm Dude i would so back you up bro,get silencer's for both assault rifles and hand guns, even have those trancquliser guns put important ones too sleep, so we can interrogate them later, the crew would grow very quickly.
Im pretty sure something of this nature happened in Jalisco not long ago,locals had enough of CJNG so they ganged up and killed some of them worthless monkey shits.

Anonymous said...

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Why are comments that are not against policy being removed? BB Admin need to stop removing comments they personally dont like... The TRUTH hurts I understand but that is no reason to abuse the admin position!

Mexico does value the life of the criminal more than they do the victim and having no death penalty proves just that, they coddle the criminal monsters and have made Mexico a comfortable haven for a large number of serial killers... If you allow them to live they will continue to kill...

Anonymous said...

And praying to "god" right before being executed will make him descend from the heavens and save you???

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah datz wat they all say. Where wuz your god when those innocent children where getting killed in connecticut?!! R u saying those innocent children rejected "god"? Those children didnt deserve dat

Anonymous said...

This is CDS territory or was,so much for leaving clean hands out of it.These women are the fabric of society,children,work,law,you will not find these women causing any kind of trouble whatsoever,they are productive,but look.They were still"allowed"to be hurt and killed?
Roadblocks?Its not as though people hadn't heard of these roadblocks,police as well.Has anything been done about this?Will it happen again to more women?What if children are with them next time?
Hunt the perpetrators down with no mercy.

Anonymous said...

This is just another example of the huge problems Mexico faces. This will not stop until the U.S. steps in and takes over the country. Mexico is a complete mess and it is now a Narco State and needs to be radicated like Uraq etc.

Anonymous said...

Why are they so useless and incompetent in Mexico?! Why not screws the Marco roadblocks the same way they addressed roadside bombs in Iraq: saturate the area with drones and Hellfire the roadblock when it's set up. How long do you think Marco terrorists are going to hang their asses out there for a quick buck when there's a good chance they'll get plastered all over the road? And the people - why aren't you arming yourself en mass and forming militias to drive these scum out of your towns? Or is every person down there on the take?

Anonymous said...

My question, too!

Anonymous said...

Mexico needs a fucking revolution

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