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Dismembered Woman Found in Guatemala City

The remains of a young woman were found in the Colombia district of Guatemala City on May 5. A boy found the head of woman, estimated to be between 18 to 20 years of age in a plastic bag. Nearby, the woman’s severed limbs and torso had been found earlier in the week in Zone 18 of the capital of Guatemala. Found at a telephone booth, the victim’s head showed signs of torture and abuse. Authorities surmise that the woman’s death may be related to a spate of extortion by powerful criminal gangs in the Central American country, which have been demanding protection money from bus lines and other transport services.  Read full article.

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