Photo: Chapultepec Castle and Park, Mexico City
The up-scale neighborhood in Mexico City, home to museums and Los Pinos, has come face-to-face with the gruesome face of violence in Mexico.
Over the weekend in the residential and tony neighborhood of San Miguel Chapultepec the dismembered remains of a woman were scattered throughout the neighborhood. This area is next to Chapultepec Park, the largest city park in Latin America and home to the Chapultepec Castle, the Museum of Anthropology and Los Pinos – the Mexican White House.
In one block of the neighborhood the unidentified woman’s upper torso was found, while her left and right leg where found on two other blocks. The body parts had been stuffed in plastic bags. Police are reporting they currently have no motive for the crime though her fingers had been cut off indicating a drug gang link.
This vicious crime came on the heals of five women’s bodies being discovered in Acapulco. The women’s, reportedly connected to each other through a local beauty salon, throats had been slashed. The salon is suspected of being a front for prostitution.