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Five Women Murdered: Motives Unclear

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 April, 2011

(Acapulco, ElSur 25 April) On Saturday five women lost their lives in or near Acapulco, each of them from having their throats cut. Three were found in a beauty salon, gagged and tied. The police received an anonymous phone call at 03:40 am about the crime. The beauty salon, known as Ludwika, is in the downtown area, near the intersection of Virgilio Uribe and Aquiles Serdán. One of the victims was about 30 years old and the other two were 19 and 14 years of age.

About five hours later another woman was found murdered in the same way, behind the Church of the Sacred Heart in Mozimba, a working-class neighborhood of Acapulco not far from the site of the first crime. The victim was 29 years old. The fifth murder was discovered outside Acapulco, in the Renacimiento area, in a tough neighborhood called “Primero de Mayo.” She was found face down in between the rear seats of a gray Seat automobile, also with her throat cut.

Messages found at the scene read: AIDS, SELFISH, WITCH, ALCOHOL, ANOREXIA, LIE.

Police have not determined a motive for the series of killings, but suspect they were carried out by the same person. Neighbors of the beauty salon speculated to the press that the crimes could have something to do with the growing extortion and protection rackets that have taken hold in some parts of the city over the last year. Other reports indicated that the salon operated as a clandestine brothel and was involved with members of the drug trade. Rumors have also circulated that it was a revenge killing carried out by someone infected with an STD by one of the women.

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