In Ciudad Juarez, New Slew of Missing, Murdered Women

Remains of 12 people found recently determined to be female
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2012 8:39 AM CDT
In Ciudad Juarez, New Slew of Missing, Murdered Women
Norma Andrade, mother of Liliana Garcia Andrade, one of the women killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, carries an image of her daughter during a protest in Mexico City, March 8, 2012.   (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The remains of 12 girls and women have been found in Ciudad Juarez in recent months, increasing concerns that young females are being targeted in the violent Mexican border city. Just six of the victims have been identified, all of them teens reported missing in 2009 and 2010; the other remains are so decomposed as to be mostly skeletal and have not yet been identified, the Los Angeles Times reports. Many women were killed in Ciudad Juarez from 1993 to 2008, and activists are concerned with this new wave of disappearing females—particularly because, they say, authorities are not doing enough to investigate. (More Ciudad Juarez stories.)

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