The Puebla government reported the arrest of six people involved in the femicide of 19-year-old Angie Michelle Vera, who disappeared on July 12 in San Andrés Cholula.
Miguel Barbosa, governor of Puebla, said they will soon release more details about the 6 people arrested and their link to the murder.
Lee: Two friends of Angie Michelle are the main suspects of femicide in Puebla
At a press conference, Puebla’s attorney general Gilberto Higuera detailed that the identification of the seven people and the apprehension of six of them was made possible by the testimonies of the people who witnessed the crime.
Gilberto Higuera Bernal, owner of the @FiscaliaPuebla, reported at virtual press conference the progress in the case of Michelle N.
Details: https://t.co/2BCBXngPOF pic.twitter.com/isQHlR1HtT
— FGE Puebla (@FiscaliaPuebla) July 20, 2020
Although the identities of the detainees were not disclosed, earlier, the same prosecutor’s office indicated that he was following the lead of two of the victim’s friends, one of them with a history of assault against Angie herself.
According to investigations conducted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Puebla, Angie Michelle has lived with a younger friend, in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, since last April.
Angie’s last contact with her mother was via Whatsapp on Sunday, July 12. Angie’s last connection in that medium was on July 13.
Read: Angie Michelle Vera’s body is found after her disappearance in Puebla
On July 16, Angie’s mother reported missing her daughter to state authorities who started an investigation folder at the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in Human Disappearance Investigation.
On the same day, the mother of the minor with whom Angie lived stated that her daughter contacted her to ask for help because «her friend Michelle had been murdered and she had seen the events.»
The child said she did not know the people who committed femicide.
In response, the state prosecutor’s office began a search at the Medical Forensic Service, and after reviewing the files, it was found to be a coincidence with the body of a woman found on July 13, in the municipality of San Nicolás de los Ranchos.
That is, Angie’s femicide would have been committed a few hours after the last contact with her mother.
Prosecutor Gilberto Higuera added that Angie’s body had a stab wound to the neck.
The minor living with Angie was located in the city of Puebla and is under the protection of the state prosecutor’s office where she was assisted by an expert in psychology and interviewed by the authorities.
This Monday several people demonstrated in Puebla by the femicide of Angie.
The contingent demanded justice in the case and accused Governor Miguel Barbosa of minimizing the disappearances of women in the entity.
The feminist struggle doesn’t rest. Today #PueblaDeLosFeminicidios dawn with 77 murders committed vs women
The @Gob_Puebla continues to exercise institutional violence, while minimizing disappearances @MBarbosaMX
Today the @ffrpuebla raised his voice for those who are no longer pic.twitter.com/PAhsXzexeL
— I Could Be Your Daughter Puebla (@YOPSTH) July 20, 2020
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