Skip to comments.Woman found alive in ditch, minus hands(Mexico)
Posted on 02/09/2005 11:38:57 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
REYNOSA Authorities from the proxys office in Tamaulipas (PME) continued looking for those responsible for an attack against a female resident of Reynosa, who had her hands severed after being beaten.
The 40-year-old victim, Maria Amalia Salazar Garcia, is originally from Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. She was abandoned on the edges of the Rhode canal, on the outskirts of the Jacinto Lopez colonia.
A man walking in the area found Salazar Garcia semi-nude, without hands and bathed in blood because of the brutal aggression.
Paramedics took Maria Amalia to the Hospital General.
As of Tuesday afternoon, she was still in a very delicate state in intensive therapy, according to La Fronteras Rosalbo Cazares.
Hospital authorities did not permit reporter entrance, and they would not identify the victims family in the hospital.
Public Cabinet Agent Rúben Arredondo, who is coordinating the investigation, is waiting to see if the woman can or wants to say what happened. "As a matter of fact, only she knows the truth about the subjects that attacked her in excessively savage form," he told reporters.
The only reports the police have are that Maria Amalia Salazar was a prostitute and she worked in the nightlife center "La Central."
Salazar entered a vehicle Sunday night before she disappeared, said a friend and fellow prostitute of the victim who did not want to be identified, to protect her safety.
"She climbed into the car and left, but thats normal, because thats what she always does," her friend said.
PMEs head Sergio Ulibarri Reyes said the victim gave a telephone number of one of her family members in Monterrey, but her brother, who was not identified by the police, said "they (the family) had not known their sister after many years" and they thought she was with her husband.
It seems the Mexican border cities are growing aggressive and homicidal against females.
The past week two women were murdered. A 13-year-old girl identified as Wendy Dianey Hernandez was found strangled inside a plastic bag. Her mother, Leonor Sanchez, said her daughter had been in the United States before her murder. Sanchez, in an interview with La Frontera, asked the Tamaulipas police to get to the bottom of her daughters death and said these crimes cannot go unpunished.
Apparently, another resident of Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mexico, was murdered by gunfire in a new civil war.
These events are reminiscent of the innumerable murdered females in the Juarez, Chih., area, said Leticia Pérez in an interview outside the Hospital General.
The murders cause fear in the mothers of families in this border city of Reynosa, she said. "In the insecurity we have, these things happen, we already have fear to go out," she said.
This is really intersting considering the max you can serve in Mexico for murder is 40 years. They have for years criticized the U.S. death penatly.
I would prefer to die then to send any time in a Mexican prison..........yucky
Looks like Mexico has a serial mutilator/killer on its hands. Hopefully this lady will live to give a description.
Wouldn't a person bleed to death within an hour or less, after having their hands cut-off, and get no medical care? There are some veins and arteries which could bleed-out and weaken the victim.
we have to remember that our own softy judicial system let a man who cut off the arms of a young woman about 7 yrs in prison before release, ultimately to murder another woman while a free man.......
Actually, I believe that there is a travel advisory to the border towns (especially Reynosa). I have been involved in medical missions trips to colonias in Reynosa and Rio Bravo. The group's trip last weekend was canceled due to some kind of disturbance with the federales in Reynosa.
That's pretty much the equivalent of life w/o parole here. I don't think many make it the full 40 years in Mexican prisons.
Was that the guy in Calif. executed last year (sorry, can't remember his name)?
She may indeed, but don't expect her to applaud.
Southern Border Ping!
Yeah, that was in California during the reign of error of Chief Justice Rose Bird ( I think) . I can't remember the guys name. But basically the girl lived to point her stumps at him and say "He did it". There were practically riots to keep the guy in prison but to no avail.
I'm not an expert on this, but I think (sometimes) the bloodvessels clamp down to slow blood loss.
I'm not a Dr., but I do drive by 2 Holiday Inns everyday.
Stories like this make me ill (really, no joke). Poor woman.
I would say so.
I worked as a LEO in West Texas and it is not widelyt published for political reasons that there has been numerous serial style murders ( I have heard the term epidemic rate used ) in Juarez and other border towns on top of the already numerous usual style murders.
There has also been a jump in kidnappings of caucasion females. This was a major factor in my relocating so I took my 2 pre-teen daughters and vamanosed.
Blood volume lost depends on the method used to sever the extremity. A sharp clean cut will bleed most, using something like an axe or hatchet will crush a lot of vessels closed.
You are right, but it was more like 25-30 years ago.
(Time flies when you're... etc.)
Thanks for those explanations; it makes a little more sense now.
Man, that's COLD! I was thinking about how hard it would be to climb a border fence,but would never SAY it.
If you're gonna play....you're gonna pay.
"She may indeed, but don't expect her to applaud."
Bad - Since she is a prostitute, I guess she won't be giving anyone "clap" either?
Seriously, I wonder if these events are actually caused by American perverts that go to Mexico to carry out their perversions?
No one deserves this kind of treatment.
Personal repsonsiblity remember? She is still a victim, and the creature who did this is a monster.
"She is still a victim, and the creature who did this is a monster."
Absolutely, please excuse my previous "gallows humor."
Visit Beautiful Mexico, Hands off your Best Vacation Value!
For anyone who has not been to Juarez, Ojinaga, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, or Piedra Negras in teh last decade or two it is an eye opening experience. If you get off the "established tourist paths" ( which I did for my job )you are taking a great risk. The barrios have become a breeding ground for all those that walk on all fours or slither.
It is really horrid.
I'm guessing this kind of monstery wasn't done for fun...it was done as punishment. I suspect the woman crossed the wrong people, and they cut off her hands as a matter of policy. That sort of brutality isn't uncommon among the drug cartels, for instance.
I agree that the person who could do something like this should be destroyed...but this woman was a prostitute and willingly got into a car...with a stranger who turned out to be a madman. I just don't have THAT much sympathy for her...but find that monster!
spending time in "spelling prison" would be comparable NO??
Fair enough. It isn't about sympathy.
We just need to be careful that we don't come up with a value system for crimes.
"Butcher hooker= 5 years"
"Butcher trial lawyer= 7 years"
"Butcher nun= life without parole"
The UN might want him to head up the Human Rights Commission as director. Hold off on the prosecution for now.
"Butcher trial lawyer= 7 years"
Shouldn't that be months instead of years?
Why Mexico doesn't have perverts of its own?
This case was just featured on American Justice. After the man was finally relocated to Florida, he killed another woman in his home. He is now on death row there, eating up the FL taxpayers money.
Pretty soon, we are going to have to put the parole boards in prison, as they are a grave danger to society.
"This was an unprovoked, senseless killing of a human being," said state Judge Bob Mitcham. "We are living in times worse than Sodom and Gomorrah."
Not quite yet, Judge.
Do you by any chance believe a prostitute cannot be raped???? Just asking.
That and Chief Justice Bird letting a man go back for retrial (because a prosecutor had read his diary about how much he loved raping and smothering a baby) shocked a heck of a lot of people. People woke up to how liberals viewed justice. Liberals seemed to think that only hate crimes deserved jail time.
"Sonora's Death Row" by Robert Earl Keen is a great song with the same theme.
Sounds like the Muslims are in there. That is a favorite of their's when they catch someone stealing.
"Why Mexico doesn't have perverts of its own?"
Everyplace does. However, for someone with money (Americans) that wants to do something kinky - wouldn't Mexico be an ideal place to pull something? You can pay off the police, etc. If you have money, you can literally get away with murder.
butcher trial lawyer=one get out of jail free card...
That's him! He died in prison, I believe. What a sorry piece of work he was. Good riddance.
"I'm not a Dr., but I do drive by 2 Holiday Inns everyday."
You've GOT to be kidding me. You actually think it's HER fault that she was beaten to a pulp and had her hands cut off?? I'd hate to see you on the jury for this trial.
And SO WHAT that she was a prostitute? What in the HELL does that have to do with her being brutalized and chopped up and left to die??
Exactly what glass house are YOU living in that you think it's ok to judge her??
You may THINK you blame the "monster" who did this to her, but you had a choice about what words you typed to this forum after you read the story -- and you chose NOT to comment on the "monster." Instead, you chose to comment on the VICTIM's behavior before she was mutilated. And only after people gave you sh*t did you find the strength to type something about the "monster."
Comments and thoughts like yours make me sick.
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