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Texas gay couple tortured, murdered and dismembered in Mexico

The tortured and dismembered bodies of Julissa Ramírez and Nohemí Medina Martínez were discovered in garbage bags on a highway outside Ciudad Juárez.
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The tortured and dismembered bodies of Julissa Ramírez and Nohemí Medina Martínez were discovered in garbage bags on a highway outside Ciudad Juárez.
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A gay couple from Texas was discovered tortured, shot and mutilated outside a Mexican border city that had before now reported a spate of women killed in the young new year.

The bodies of Julissa Ramírez and Nohemí Medina Martínez were found Sunday in garbage bags on a highway outside Ciudad Juárez, exactly over the border from the couple’s El Paso home, as stated by to El Diario, a Spanish language newspaper.

The couple, believed to be in their late-20s and got married last summer, had last been seen by family the day before the grim finding, the outlet reported.

Ramírez was living in El Paso, precisely north of the border, however Martínez still resided in Ciudad Juárez, their Facebook profiles said. The couple was formally from the state of Chihuahua and were visiting relatives there, as stated by to El Diario.

They purportedly left behind three children; two girls and a boy.

Julissa Ramírez and Nohemí Medina Martínez reportedly leave behind three children: two girls and a boy.
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Authorities were examining the murders of 11 women and over 50 men in Ciudad Juárez so far this year, El Diario said.
On Monday, another pair of women were discovered discarded in bags in Ciudad Juárez, according to El Paso’s KVIA. One victim was dead when the finding was made, and the other was holding on to life nevertheless later died, the station reported, citing the Spanish newspaper.

The city is infamous for its drug violence, public killings and gruesome murders against women — tagged feminicide by the government, as reported by The El Paso Times. almost 1,000 women were murdered because of their gender last year in Mexico, the government said, according to the article.

Protesters carrying torches marched through downtown Juárez in the early Tuesday morning hours, requesting for justice for women’s rights activist Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, who was killed in a central district two years ago, the Texas paper said. The unresolved case had encouraged the protesters to stand up to gender-based hate crimes, as stated by the outlet.

“La calle y la noche tambien son nuestras,”

they reportedly chanted.

“The street and the night also belong to us.”

MEXICO,    MURDER,   TEXAS,   VIOLENCE,   1/19/22

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