A second post-mortem on the physique of 18-year-old Debanhi Escobar, who was discovered useless within the Mexican metropolis of Monterrey after being lacking for 2 weeks, revealed that the teenager suffered sexual abuse and was “repeatedly beaten.”
Esobar’s homicide final month shocked Mexico, and shone a light-weight on the variety of murdered and lacking ladies throughout the nation and the woeful response of each state governments and federal authorities to such crimes.
The new post-mortem findings—produced by unbiased forensics and commissioned by her household—contradict the most recent authorities account of her demise, which was that she fell right into a water tank and died from a single blow to the pinnacle.
Mario Escobar, the teenager’s father, requested the most recent unbiased post-mortem because of his mistrust of the federal government model of occasions. He mentioned he shared it with the state of Nuevo León Attorney’s General Office, and alleges that prosecutors then leaked the findings to the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
When Escobar’s physique was first found inside an deserted cistern at a motel in Monterrey, 13 days after she was reported lacking by her household, state authorities initially claimed that she by accident fell into the water tank and drowned.
The particulars of the second post-mortem, dated April 25, a day after she was buried, had not been made public by authorities or her household till now. Following the brand new revelations, the federal government admitted that Escobar did not drown contained in the water tank.
The new proof presents particulars of what Escobar skilled throughout her ultimate second alive. Her physique confirmed proof of a number of blows to the brow, each eyes, her nostril, lips and the higher facet of her proper ear, in line with the most recent report.
After the ugly particulars had been revealed by El Pais this week, Escobar’s father posted a video on YouTube lambasting Nuevo León’s Attorney’s General Office for apparently leaking the report he had shared with them.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was in Monterrey Friday and agreed to fulfill Mario Escobar, who requested a non-public assembly to ask for assist in fixing his daughter’s case but in addition to complain concerning the leaking of the investigation to the press, Escobar mentioned on the YouTube video.
“I’m committed to clearing up what happened with this family. They are good people and are very hurt,” López Obrador mentioned in a press convention. “There will be no impunity, no corruption, and we will serve justice.”
But final month, when Debanhi Escobar was first discovered useless, the president was much less sympathetic. At the time, he mentioned throughout his morning press convention that the invention “shouldn’t worry” Mexicans as a result of it “happens everywhere.”
Activists have accused the state authorities, in addition to those that had contact with Escobar in her final moments, of making a “shame campaign,” and allege that each want to blame her for her personal demise.
Authorities final month made public a video from the occasion the place Escobar and her mates had been at round 3 am. In the brief clip from a avenue safety digicam, Escobar is seen operating away from a person who caught up together with her and grabbed her earlier than at the least one other six males surrounded her. They encompass Escobar for a couple of minutes after which a white taxi, allegedly pushed by Juan David Cuellar, exhibits up and Escobar will get in. A person and what seems to be considered one of Escobar’s mates discuss briefly with Cuellar, earlier than he drives away together with her within the automotive.
More ladies have been reported lacking in Nuevo León than wherever else in Mexico. Escobar’s case earned nationwide consideration after a photograph of her, allegedly taken by Cuellar, standing alone on the facet of a freeway at daybreak went viral. There are some 95,000 individuals formally lacking in Mexico and femicides are surging throughout the nation.
Yolanda Martínez, a 26-year-old girl who was additionally reported lacking earlier than Debanhi, was discovered useless final week on a bit of wasteland in Monterrey.
After Nuevo León authorities introduced that Martínez’s physique had been discovered, activists and residents gathered in entrance of the state Attorney’s General’s constructing to protest what they declare is an absence of motion by the federal government to cease the killing of girls.