A 20-year-old woman, nine months pregnant, has been found dead in the Mexican state of Veracruz, after meeting with a woman she had met on the Internet, who after kidnapping her extracted the baby from her womb along with a man who has also been arrested.
Authorities said Saturday that the two people have been arrested as responsible for a crime of disappearance committed by private individuals and for allegedly committing a femicide.
The newborn has been rescued alive and subjected to a medical examination to verify that she is in good condition.
The young woman’s family had reported her disappearance on November 30, after she did not return from an appointment with a woman she had met on the Internet and had offered to give her clothes as a gift.
Her body was found in the municipality of Medellín del Bravo and the Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Investigation of Crimes of Violence against the Family, Women, Children and Human Trafficking has taken charge of the investigation.
The detainees will be presented at an initial hearing before the judge of the Veracruz judicial district in the next few hours to make their statements.