“So far in 2018, 31 women have been murdered in Baja California, 26 in Tijuana and 6 in the state capital”, said the deputy prosecutor of Special Investigations of the State Attorney General’s Office, José María González.
He indicated that the investigations continue in order to determine which of the cases could be considered femicide.
“To be considered a femicide, Article 129 of the Criminal Code of the State establishes 7 hypotheses, for example, last week’s case in Mexicali is considered a femicide due to the mutilation of the victim’s body after being murdered. The difference between a woman’s homicide and a femicide, is the fact of commiting the crime by gender issues, “he explained.
Regarding the 60 women allegedly reported missing in the state of Baja California so far this year, Gonzalez said he does not rule out that fact, but the amount is not accurate considering that some of these young women who are reported missing by their parents, go missing on Friday, and finally return to their homes the next Monday.
“We have approximately 18 cases of missing women that could be real kidnappings, but the rest of the reports usually turn out to be “missing for the weekend”… explained the deputy prosecutor of Special Investigations of the State Attorney General’s Office.
Source: State Attorney General’s Office