Woman found dead in car truck in Tijuana after family says she disappeared on Valentine’s Day date with American man


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Woman found dead in car truck in Tijuana after family says she disappeared on Valentine's Day date with American man

Woman found dead in car truck in Tijuana after family says she disappeared on Valentine’s Day date with American man

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A Mexican woman who allegedly disappeared after a Valentine’s Day date with an American man was found dead in the trunk of her car in Tijuana.

Elizabeth Martínez Cigarroa, 25, went missing on February 14 after meeting the mysterious man at a seaside bar, her family said.

Three days later, her lifeless body was found lying in a fetal position in the back seat of a white Jeep Liberty north of the city.

Elizabeth Martinez cigar found dead in car in Tijuana three days after Valentine’s Day date

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According to the forensic report, Ms Martinez suffered multiple blows to the face and head.

Her family told police it was her second date with the man they knew was a U.S. citizen.

Her brother, Francisco Martinez, told Jornada BC that her family reported Ms. Martinez missing on the day of her disappearance and provided authorities with the address of the hotel she went to.

But it took them more than a day to declare her missing, which is standard police policy in Mexico.

Mr Martinez paid tribute to his sister, the youngest of seven siblings who had just completed an undergraduate degree in international business.

“My sister is so peaceful and smiling, she’s a good person and has no problems with anyone.”

Like much of Mexico, Tijuana has been plagued by violence against women in recent years.

The border city has recorded 25 killings of women by 2022, according to local news outlet SinEmbargo.

A 2021 report by Amnesty International found that Mexican law enforcement investigations into femicide were “severely flawed, due to inaction and negligence by the authorities resulting in loss of evidence, failure to investigate all lines of inquiry, and gender perspectives not being properly addressed. application”.

Mr Martinez told El Sol de Tijuana that the distraught family had not received an update on the police investigation and that a protest march would be organised in the city next month so her death would not be forgotten.

“We are proving that my sister’s case will not go unpunished so that the authorities can expedite their investigation.”

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