JUAREZ MURDERS Presented By: Lisa Tourk, Angel Bolden, Claudia Genera, Christina Cavazos JUAREZ • In the border city of Juarez, many women are being killed every year. In the past 10 years hundreds to thousands have been murdered. Although women are advancing the death rate is enormous. These women’s bodies are found left in dumpsites, deserts, and empty lots. Regardless police refuse to investigate. Some of the women are being found almost as skeletons. These devastating appearances are just the aftermath of the women being kidnapped, raped, tortured, killed, and dumped. Most of the murders occur when women are walking alone to and from work. The police have have refused to change the regulation requiring 72 hours to pass before someone can be reported as missing, despite many of the victims being tortured for days before being killed. Juarez continued... • Some believe the police are behind some of the murders and a conspiracy. Other rumors point to one or a group of serial murderers, movie production, drugrelated gang wars, a bus-driver homicide network and an organ-stealing racket. To a surprise these women are not being killed by strangers, but by people they know. People such as fathers, boyfriends, husbands, uncles, cousins, brothers, along with drug dealers and gangs, too. All with amazing brutality. The police continue to claim that the situation is under control. And the women of Juarez just keep disappearing, and the number of deaths keep increasing. THE VICTIMS • These victimized women are as follows: • • • • • • • • • María Rocío Cordero (11.03.94 - 11) Gladys Janneth Fierro (12.05.94 12) Olga Alicia Carrillo Perez (10.09.95 - 13) Rosa Isela Tena Quintanilla (15.12.95 - 14) Susana Flores Flores (07.12.96 - 13) Sonia Ivette Ramírez (10.08.96 - 13) Cinthia Rocío Acosta Alvarado (11.03.97 - 10) Brenda Lizeth Najera (07.12.96 - 15) Ana María Gardea Villalobos (14.03.97 - 11) • • • • • • Jessica Martínez Morales (03.01.98 - 13) Celia Guadalupe Gómez de la Cruz (10.12.98 - 13) Irma Angélica Rosales Lozano (17.02.99 - 13) Guillermina Hernandez (20.11.94 15) Adriana Torres Marquez (02.11.95 15) Esmeralda Leyva Rodriguez (15.11.93 - 13) • These is just a short example of the many more women’s available. Arrested in connection with the murders • Abel Sharif- he was the first to be • arrested confessed to five killings in 1995. Sentenced to thirty years in jail.He is guilty of at least twenty murders. Sergio Armendariz and 'The Rebels’- were hired by Sharif to kill women while he was in jail. In 1996, they were charged with seventeen murders. In 1998, several men involved in the same slaying were charged for slaying an additional fifty women. • Jesus Manuel Guardado Marquez-Bus driver arrested on April 1, 1999, and charged in the • murders of six women. Eventually there were other bus drivers as well charged with murders of 190 killings. Jose Rosales- arrested in 2001, this was his second arrest in relation to Juarez murders. He was put in jail for one year in 96 to 97, later released for lack of evidence. Was rearrested in El Paso, TX. Arrested continued... • Victor Garcia Uribe and Gustavo Gonzales Mesa-Two more bus drivers that were arrested after the discovery of the eight women in November of 2001. Confessed to eleven killings. Also, showed off injuries they claim were caused by police during an investigation, including burn marks. Their Stories... • Women drug dealers have been dissolved in acid, wives set alight and young children raped by relatives and dumped in the desert to die. A teenager tortured his girlfriend,and her sister, for many days before killing them, simply because she kissed another boy. • There are many stories these women had to tell. There are too many to post up. • Due to lack of respect for women, the younger ones that have already passed on sadly will never live the life their missing. You already saw a short list of the many names given. The older women will never finish life, to their untimely death. • God Bless these women. Violence in Juarez, Mexico • Since 1993, many women have been killed in Juarez, many after suffering sexual abuse and torture. Murders showing similar characteristics have spread all over Mexico.Approximately 100 cases are suspected to be the work of one or more serial murderers – the rest are most likely murders that flourish in a city where women can be killed with complete impunity. The authorities have done little to investigate or prosecute those responsible.