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Samara, a nutritionist who has disappeared in Veracruz for 14 days, is found dead

Nutritionist Samara Aurora Arroyo Lemarroy, 28, was reported missing by her relatives in Veracruz on December 23. On January 6, the authorities reported that she was found murdered inside a home in the municipality of Actopan.

The State Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that the young woman’s body was found inside the house of her alleged femicide, William “N”, a gym instructor and personal trainer from Samara, who had been detained since December 25.

The prosecutor Verónica Hernández explained that in coordination with the family and with the technical data provided, the victim’s truck was located in the town of Palmas de Arriba, in Atocpan.

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“We were able to obtain sufficient evidence to corroborate that the alleged person responsible for her disappearance, William ‘N’, had already deprived her of her life inside her home, so that the immediate action of Public Security elements in the location of the vehicle and the alleged perpetrator was decisive in obtaining data that would help to locate him, said the prosecutor, Verónica Hernández.

A judge legalized the arrest of the alleged femicide and linked him to a process for the crime of outrages to authority and specific robbery when he was arrested driving Samara’s vehicle, decreeing as a precautionary measure one year of preventive detention and four months of complementary investigation.

This arrest, the prosecutor said, prevented the man from trying to disappear the vehicle and subsequently
the escape.

The authorities also executed an arrest warrant for the crime of disappearance of a person.

This January 6, a search warrant was carried out at the home of William “N”, where the body of the young woman was found.

Samara Aurora was a Nutritionist – graduated from the Ibero-American University of Puebla in 2015 – and a Master in Clinical Nutrition from the Rovira i Virgil University (URV) and the University of Barcelona (UB) of Spain.

He worked in the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE-14) of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). She was also a certified Diabetes Educator and worked giving consultations in Xalapa, Veracruz.

In 2020, on average, at least ten women were killed every day. It is the same level as in 2019. Of all the crimes against women, the country’s prosecutors only recognized a quarter as a possible case of femicide, that is, a gender-based murder.

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