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Texas couple captured, tortured, dismembered in grisly Mexico murder

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Image source: New York Post video screenshot

A Texas couple was found tortured, dismembered, and murdered outside Ciudad Juárez in Mexico on Sunday morning.

What are the details?

The New York Post reported that the remains of Julissa Ramirez and Nohemi Medina Martinez were found stuffed in garbage bags lying outside Ciudad Juárez, adding two more to the tally of murdered women across the dangerous Mexican city.

The couple, according to the report, were believed to be in their late twenties and lived in nearby El Paso. They were in the Chihuahua area visiting family.

Martinez and Ramirez leave behind three children.

Meaww reported that the Chihuahua state attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the case and that Gov. Maru Campos has vowed to catch the culprits responsible for the women's deaths.

KVIA-TV reported that two other women were found in a similar fashion on Monday.

One of the victims was deceased, while the other was said to be "clinging to life," the Post reported. She later died of her injuries. Authorities ultimately determined that both women had been captured, tortured, and shot.

The station reported that at least 11 women have been murdered in the city since the beginning of 2022.

What else is there to know about this?

KXAN-TV reported in August that nearly 500 women were murdered in the city over the past three years.

That same month, local authorities dedicated a new justice building to investigate crimes against women.

At least eight detectives and 15 prosecutors work in the building and have been working to clear a backlog of more than 200 murdered women's cases.

“We reaffirm our commitment to procuring justice for women and eradicating gender-based violence,” Chihuahua Gov. Javier Corral said at the August dedication. “Violence against women is an issue that has been minimized in the past and seldom addressed, that is why we felt obligated to address it in an integral manner and at its root causes.”

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