Mystery surrounds 20-year-old woman's murder

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Mexican authorities have found a gunshot wound in a woman's head after initially concluding that she died after a fall at home.

The body of Karen Mayte Alvarez Barajas, 20, a criminology student and avid 'Call of Duty' gamer, was found on June 16 in the port city of Lazaro Cardenas.

She was a first-year student at the Vizcaya Lazaro Cardenas University.

Call of Duty player Karen Mayte Alvarez Barajas who was found dead in June. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
It was initially believed Karen Mayte Alvarez Barajas had died after falling at her home. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

According to local reports, the student’s death was initially shrouded in mystery and a preliminary investigation found that she had suffered a fall at home. 

A blow to her head was determined to be the cause of death.

However, the case took an unexpected turn when a gunshot wound was found on the victim’s head during the autopsy.

The police also found a .380 calibre bullet case at the victim’s home, according to the news site Sin Embargo. 

Call of Duty player Karen Mayte Alvarez Barajas (right) is seen with her boyfriend. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The case took an unexpected turn when a gunshot wound was found on the victim’s head during the autopsy. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Alvarez Barajas, who worked as a beautician to pay for her studies, was also known for enjoying 'Call of Duty: Mobile' and planned to join an all-women team with players from Argentina, Venezuela, and Colombia.

So far, the authorities have not made any arrests or given any possible motives for the young student’s murder.

The investigation continues.

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