22 murders in March 2015–lowest number since 2007; more bodies found in Valle de Juarez

There were 22 murders in Juarez in month of March 2015…the lowest figure in any month since 2007. The total for 2015 is now 81.

January 30

February 29

March 22

There were 18 days with no homicides during March 2015. That is the good news.
However, 8 of the 22 murder victims this month were women–a higher number and higher percentage than has been seen in recent years–36 percent of the victims were women. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 51 and they were killed under a variety of circumstances according to the details in the El Diario article below.
On March 7, Alicia Diaz Murillo, 51, was tortured and strangled in colonia Barrio Alto–the crime has not been clarified.

On March 8, Lluvia Graciela López López, 18, was killed by her husband Edgar Franco.

On March 11, Maribel Delgado Rodríguez, 32, and her husband Jesús Manuel Monárrez Arreola, 40, were beaten to death in the Colonia Granjas de Santa Elena.

Ivonne Adriana Valenzuela Gómez, 45, and her daughter Cinthia Berenice Valdez Valenzuela, 25, were murdered on March 15. Their bodies were abandoned on the street in the colonia Fray García de San Francisco and both had been stabbed to death.

Perla Nalleli Monreal Vázquez, 23, was shot to death on March 18 in colonia Virreyes.

On March 21, Esmeralda Guadalupe Galván Guerrero, 16, was found dead and partially buried in a vacant lot in Parajes de San José. She had been strangled. The young girl had disappeared around March 9 near the University.

On March 22, María Luisa Méndez López, 36, was killed in colonia Lomas de Morelos.

According to the Fiscalia, the unresolved cases are related to the local drug market (el narcomenudeo).

Also posted below, El Diario reported new findings of human remains in the Valle de Juarez–possibly 8 or more bodies. No mention of when these people were killed. But these deaths are not included in the number of murders for March or possibly for any other period.

MARCH 2015


Cierra marzo con 22 asesinatos, la cifra más baja ¡desde 2007!

Luz del Carmen Sosa

El Diario | Martes 31 Marzo 2015 | 23:22 hrs

El mes de marzo concluyó con 22 homicidios dolosos registrados en diferentes puntos de la ciudad, de acuerdo con el seguimiento periodístico que se lleva de este delito en la cobertura diaria de hechos y la información oficial de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSPM) y la Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE). Este es el número más bajo de asesinatos registrado en esta frontera desde antes de que comenzara el período de mayor violencia, que arrancó en enero de 2008.


El Diario | Peritos de la Fiscalía General del Estado en la zona del poblado Doctor Porfirio Parra

Localizan más osamentas en el Valle


El Diario | Martes 31 Marzo 2015 | 23:51 hrs

Por segundo día consecutivo, personal de la Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) Zona Norte realizó excavaciones en el Valle de Juárez, donde se presume se localizaron varios restos humanos. …

9 people killed yesterday in Juarez; 5 are municipal police murdered while off duty

Nine people in all were killed in Juarez yesterday, March 28. Five were
municipal police off duty at a party in a private home. Though the officers
have not yet been identified in El Diario, from the description of a
witness at the scene, it seems that at least 2 or 3 of the victims were
police women. Three other police were seriously injured in the attack.
Earlier in the evening, two brothers, both employed by the municipal water
department, were shot inside their home, apparently while they were eating
supper. Two other people were killed earlier in the day, including a woman
shot and killed at a public park.

On Tuesday, March 27, 4 people were murdered, including 3 men in one
multiple homicide incident.  

I have not tallied the deaths for every day in March—though Diario has
reported several days without homicides, including Monday March 26. The
lastest tally in the news was on March 18 when it was reported that 57
people had been killed so far that month.  I believe the total is now about
80. I will attempt a tally sometime later today.  I assume there will be
more details on the police shooting forthcoming.  Source articles posted
below. molly

Remains of 3 missing girls found in Juarez

*The Diario article below has more of the details from the police

Remains of 3 missing girls found in Juárez
By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
Posted: 02/24/2012 02:30:23 PM MST

Skeletal remains found in the mountains southeast of Juárez have been
identified as those of three teenage girls who had disappeared in
recent years, Chihuahua state prosecutors said.
The skeletal remains were found earlier this month in the Sierra de
San Agustín near the village of Praxedis G. Guerrero, which is across
the border from the Tornillo-Fort Hancock area.
Authorities said the bodies were identified as a 17-year-old girl
(Lizbeth G.) reported missing on April 22, 2009; a 15-year-old girl
(Yesica P.) reported missing in June 1, 2010; and a 15-year-old girl
(Andrea G.) reported missing Aug. 19, 2010. The girls’ last names were
not released.
Officials also said that pieces of clothing found at the scene matched
descriptions given by family members of clothes worn by the girls at
the time of the disappearance.
See more: http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_20038164


Hallan en San Agustín restos de tres menores desaparecidas aquí
Blanca Elizabeth Carmona
El Diario | 24-02-2012 | 00:03