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Murdered woman had not taken Uber, they clarify

Herika Martinez
The Juarez Journal

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | 15:38

Juarez City.- Elisa Rivera Gandarilla, the 25-year-old, whose lifeless body was found Monday night in an abandoned house in the Hacienda Santa Fe neighborhood, did not take a vehicle from the Uber application before being killed, the platform said.

According to the disappearance report filed by the family over the weekend, Elisa left her home located in the Altavista neighborhood, to cross the street and get into a gray Uber-type car. And since then she has not been heard from. However, according to those responsible for Public Relations of the transport application, the case has already been investigated and it was not an Uber vehicle that was boarded.

“We express our deep rejection of this violent act and share our sincere condolences with Elisa’s relatives. We have been in contact with the local authorities, whom we thank for their work and willingness, to bring our collaboration closer. Based on the investigation carried out, we can specify that there was no trip through our app, nor any relationship with this unfortunate event. We will continue to be fully available to collaborate with the competent authorities in the development of their investigations, ”reported the Uber company.

According to the authorities, at approximately 8:00 on Monday night, residents of the Hacienda Santa Fe neighborhood reported the body of a woman with traces of violence in various parts of the body, inside an abandoned house.

A day later, elements of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) arrested three members of the criminal group “Mexicles”, identified as Edgar ER, 24 years old; Jesús Ricardo LB, 33, and Juan Diego BM, 29, for the probable participation in the murder of the woman.

According to the preventive authority, during a tour the elements found the three men fighting at the intersection of Custodio de la República and Desierto de Kavir streets, in the Parajes de Oriente neighborhood, telling each other that they had to pay them because they had “gone to hell.”

“When they saw the police presence, they tried to flee, being detained meters later, at that moment they physically and verbally insulted the officers, later they offered two cell phones in exchange for their freedom, since they indicated that they had a ‘crutch’. When conducting the police interview, one of them commented that they had murdered a woman who was left tied and gagged in an abandoned house in the sector. In addition to pointing out that they belong to the criminal group Mexicles, ”reported the SSPM.

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