A Mexican couple caught bringing dismembered human remains in a baby stroller may have opened the case to killings of as many as 20 females, a leading prosecutor shared Monday.
The man admitted to 20 killings, however, provided details consisting of the names of only 10 victims, said Alejandro Gomez, the chief district attorney of Mexico State, which is located north and west of Mexico City. The couple was caught last week in Ecatepec, on the northern outskirts of the capital.
“He seemed happy about what he had done,” Gomez told Radio Formula the male appeared happy with the killings; there were signs he suffered a personality disorder and resented his mom and a previous relationship. “The individual discussed 10 cases in which he provides information, the names of the victims; he provided us the clothing they had on at the time,” Gomez shared with the media.
His wife is also being charged with helping gather the women and bring them to her husband.
Early Thursday, authorities captured them coming out of a home with a baby carriage carrying plastic bags with dismembered body parts which the set planned to deal with in a close-by vacant lot. This was due to police placing the couple under surveillance after phone records showed the couple had contacts with three missing females.
Authorities stated as they continued the search to the back lot, they only discovered more body parts; however they were in such bad shape due to the decomposing and previous torture, forensic tests will be needed to determine them.
After obtaining a warrant the crime scene investigators found 8 plastic containers full of dismembered body parts and cement in the couple’s house, however, more body parts were discovered in a refrigerator, wrapped in plastic bags. DNA and other test are now being carried out on the grisly proof.
Authorities stated the couple acknowledged disposing of other bodies in a similar fashion; Gomez said Monday detectives have discovered more dismembered remains in 2 homes.
Gomez stated the suspect confessed to drugging and sexually abusing some of the victims prior to killing them. Many were single mothers, and the couple obviously lured their victims with deals of inexpensive baby clothing, food and even living. Most of the lured victims were fooled first by the wife only to be taken to her husband.
The couple also confessed in an open police statement that they had kidnapped and sold one of the dead women’s 2-month-old baby to another couple, authorities were able to locate the baby and the couple. The baby is in professional care; however, the couple has been detained.
Mexico State, which borders Mexico City to the east, north, and west, has suffered from waves of women’s killings in the last few years numbers not even correctly recorded due to the amounts happening.
The grim case has sent out anger and shock through Mexico. A crowed people gathered in respect of the women killed in Ecatepec on Sunday. Demonstrators brought candles and white flowers to require action by authorities on deadly violence against females and ladies.
In 2016, seven ladies and women were eliminated in Mexico every day, according to UN Women figures.
A 2017 report from Mexico’s Interior Department, the National Women’s Institute and UN Women found that 52,210 killings of women were recorded between 1985 and 2017. Almost a third occurred in the last 6 years of that 32-year period.