Missing 18-year-old Mexican woman’s body found in hotel tank

Missing 18-year-old Mexican woman’s body found in hotel tank

Missing 18-year-old Mexican woman’s body found in hotel tank

The tragic story of a young Mexican lady abandoned by the side of a highway in northern Mexico late at night ended in tragedy, with her rotting body discovered in a motel’s basement water tank.

Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia said Friday that the woman’s body — which was seemingly unrecognizable after nearly two weeks in the sea — included a crucifix necklace and clothing belonging to Debanhi Escobar on the night she disappeared.

Despite what police in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon characterized as a large hunt for her, the story ended as it sometimes does in Mexico: with her body being discovered by locals.

“The notice was issued by hotel employees due to the foul scents emanating from the area,” Mejia explained.

Debanhi Escobar’s tale gained news after a heartbreaking photograph was snapped by the driver who was meant to take her home that night. Although it was unclear why she exited the vehicle, her father, Mario Escobar, stated that prosecutors informed him that surveillance camera evidence indicated the driver touched his daughter improperly.


“I’m guessing my daughter did not tolerate the harassment,” the father explained. Although the driver’s complete identity has not been disclosed, he has been apprehended. While the driver may not have killed her, Escobar stated that he was guilty for his daughter’s death.

The driver, who worked for a taxi app, shot the photo to demonstrate that the young woman emerged alive from his car on the outskirts of Monterrey on April 8. There she stood, a young woman dressed in a skirt and high-top sneakers, alone by the side of a highway at night.

The photograph seems to convey the young woman’s enormous vulnerability and self-assuredness — or desperation.

Nobody saw her until late Thursday when detectives recovered her corpse from a 12-foot (4-meter) deepwater tank near the roadside motel’s pool.

Mario Escobar stated that he was certain Debanhi, 18, had been murdered.

“My daughter is no longer alive. “I’m at a loss on what to do,” Escobar stated. “The prosecutors did not do their duties properly.”


Gov. Samuel Garcia of Nuevo Leon stated that “everything indicates it is her.”

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated Friday that the issue has “logically produced a great deal of alarm, a great deal of concern” among Mexicans.

Critics express concern that even when authorities are compelled to act by public outrage, investigations are rarely quick or efficient.

During the week that investigators say 200 workers searched for Debanhi using drones, search dogs, and analyses of security camera footage, her corpse was discovered not far from where she was last seen.


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