Angelita Meraz León, searcher for missing persons in Baja California, murdered

Ángela Meraz León, president of Unión y Fuerza por Nuestros Desaparecidos Tecate, Baja California, was shot dead this Thursday inside her beauty salon. The activist, known as Angelita, joined the group in 2018, when her brother Juan José disappeared. The woman became a threat on social networks.

The woman was at her business in the Loma Alta neighborhood, west of the border city of Tecate, when around two in the afternoon a man shot Meraz without saying a word, according to the local newspaper. Zeta. The murderer escaped from the area and a kilometer from the premises burned the vehicle he was driving.

Mezar had been in the search group since 2018. He entered to look for his brother, Juan José, who remains missing to this day. The activist never found her relative, but she did encounter threats. She was accused on the Facebook page Tecate sin Lacras, which Tecate authorities associate with the Sinaloa cartel, of having leaked information.

The Baja California Human Rights Commission has condemned the murder of the activist and has asked the state Prosecutor’s Office to investigate who committed the attack. “The ombudsperson, Jorge Ochoa, issued a call particularly to the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) to carry out the necessary procedures to determine the origin of this aggression and avoid impunity,” they transmitted in a statement on their social networks.

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