Nohemí Medina and Julizsa Ramírez were married and had three children.
On the morning of Monday, January 17, the remains of two women were found inside plastic bags on the road Juarez-Porvenir, Chihuahua (Mexico). Is about Naomi Medina y Julizsa Ramirez, a Mexican couple residing in Texas who had three children. They were tortured and shot to death before their bodies were dismembered and dumped in two roadside garbage bags. Both were 28 years old and had just married last year.
This femicide has sparked controversy around the hate crimes against the community LGTBIQ + en Mexico, as well as the work of the authorities to prevent and punish them.
The state prosecutor's office confirmed the finding, although it did not provide further information. It was the relatives who recognized the bodies. The Secretary of the Interior, the National Victims Commission (Conavim) and the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred) urged the authorities of Chihuahua to clarify the murder of the two women, and to take into account their sexual orientation in the investigation protocols. “Given the report of the discovery of the bodies of the couple in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Conapred and Conavim call to avoid the normalization of hate speech”, they pointed out in a statement.
Call CONAPRED and @CONAVIM_MX to apply the National Action Protocol for the Personnel of Law Enforcement Instances of the Country, to clarify the murder of two lesbian women in Ciudad Juárez. #DiversityYes#NobodyBackNobodyOut pic.twitter.com/VopMRUNlJN
— conapred (@CONAPRED) January 19, 2022
The director of Committee for Sexual Diversity of Chihuahua, Karen Arvizo, fears that the murders of Medina y Ramirez remain unsolved like many other hate crime incidents in the community LGBTIQ + de Mexico. "The concern is that the authorities will do absolutely nothing."Said arvizo. "We feel like we're treated like second-class citizens and that we don't really matter."He denounced.
Also on Monday, authorities from Ciudad Juarez they found the bodies of two other women at a crossroads in the neighborhood Homeland-Zaragoza. They had also been tortured and shot. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died at a local hospital from a gunshot wound. It is unknown if the four murders are connected.