World Gone Bad: “Diana the hunter of bus drivers”

Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. Only 2 deaths but still….

A woman wearing a blond wig – or dyed hair – boarded one of the school bus-style vehicles that serve as transport in Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday morning. She approached the driver, took out a pistol, shot him in the head and left the bus. The next day, apparently the same woman did exactly the same thing to another driver on the same route.

Over the weekend, media outlets began receiving emails from the address “Diana the hunter of bus drivers.”

“I myself and other women have suffered in silence but we can’t stay quiet anymore,” the email said. “We were victims of sexual violence by the drivers on the night shift on the routes to the maquilas,” a reference to the border assembly plants that employ many residents in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. “I am the instrument of vengeance for several women.”

The newspaper Diario de Juarez reported that a witness quoted the killer as telling the second victim, “You guys think you’re real bad, don’t you?” before shooting him.

Authorities have not verified the authenticity of the email, or of a Facebook page set up under a similar name Aug. 31.

…Many of the women murdered during a string of more than 100 eerily similar women’s killings in Ciudad Juarez in the 1990s and early 2000s disappeared after boarding buses. Their bodies were often found weeks or months later, raped, strangled and dumped in the desert or vacant lots.

Several bus drivers were arrested in connection with those killings, but the cases against them always appeared weak, or their confessions coerced. One driver had his conviction overturned, and his co-defendant, another bus driver, died in prison before sentencing.

Mexico Probes Possible Female Vengeance Killer. HuffPo Crime, 9/3/2013.

Your comments

AGB via Email

Enter email address to subscribe AGB & get notifications of new posts

Categories
Archives