Bishops pray and demand justice for the dramatic case of a young woman who disappeared and died in Mexico

Jasjot Singh

The bishops of Mexico raised their prayers for the dramatic case of the young Debanhi Susana Escobar Bazaldúa, who disappeared in Nuevo León and was found dead in an abandoned water tank, a case that has shocked the entire country.

“Let us pray for Debanhi Susana. May the Lord bless and accompany his family,” the president of the Mexican Episcopate, Bishop Rogelio Cabrera, wrote on Twitter on April 22.

“I join in the prayer and demand for justice for the death of #DebanhiEscobar and for the disappeared women and victims of violence,” said Bishop Alfonso Miranda, Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey.

“The impunity that fractures and hurts society must not continue. God give comfort and strength to his family and to those who share the same pain, ”lamented the former Secretary General of the Mexican Episcopate.

Debanhi Escobar was 18 years old and was reported missing on April 9, after going out to a party with some friends, who left her alone in a desolate place at dawn, apparently having had some differences.

The friends, point out various media, contacted her with a trusted taxi driver, with whom some difference would also have arisen and who took the photo that has now become emblematic of the case.

In the photo, Debanhi is seen waiting on a highway on the outskirts of Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo León.

Since then, no more was heard of the young woman, until April 21, when the Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office reported that Debanhi’s body was found lifeless in an abandoned water tank.

The attorney general of the state of Nuevo León, Gustavo Adolfo Guerrero, indicated that “the scientific tests carried out allow us to communicate that the body found is that of Debanhi Susana Escobar, the cause of death being a deep skull contusion. We offer our condolences to her family and loved ones.”

The case sparked various protests from feminist groups on Friday in Mexico, given the increase in these types of cases and irregularities that would have occurred during the investigation of what happened to Debanhi Escobar.

The Family Dimension of the Mexican Episcopate also raised its prayers for the deceased young woman and for those who have a missing relative.

“We pray for the families who go through the terrible suffering of having a missing relative,” he said.

“We call for the responsibility of all, especially the authorities to address the insecurity experienced especially by women in our Nation,” he exhorted.

This morning Debanhi’s Body Mass was held and she will be buried in the town of Laguna de Labradores. She is also expected to receive a tribute on Monday at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) where the young woman was studying Law.

It is estimated that in Mexico there are more than 99 thousand disappeared, 24 thousand of which are women.

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