A 28-year-old suspect in the killings of several women was arrested by Mexico City police as he was in the process of disposing of the body of his latest victim, the Federal District Public Safety Secretariat said.
Diego David Meza Hernandez, “who apparently seduced and then abused his victims, later strangling them with his bare hands until they died of asphyxiation,” was arrested, the secretariat said in a statement.
Officers were on patrol just outside the town of San Miguel Topilejo when they received an emergency call about a possible kidnapping and responded.
The officers were at kilometer 33 of the Mexico City-Cuernavaca federal highway in San Miguel Topilejo when they spotted a bus parked on the side of the road.
Officers approached the vehicle and noticed Meza Hernandez acting suspiciously, the secretariat said.
Meza Hernandez told officers that he had experienced mechanical problems and began acting “extremely nervous” when police started inspecting the vehicle, the secretariat said.
“While inspecting the interior of the public transportation vehicle, (officers) found the body of an 18-year-old woman. The policemen immediately called paramedics,” the secretariat said.
An emergency services ambulance arrived on the scene, but paramedics found that the woman had died from strangulation, the secretariat said.
Meza Hernandez was turned over to prosecutors, who are investigating the teenager’s murder and his role in the disappearances of other women in the area, the secretariat said.
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