Cops are hunting criminals who kidnapped a young university student and demanded a huge ransom before killing her the next day anyway.
The tragic death of Litzy Amelia Cordon Guardado, 20, happened in the same area that another young woman was murdered after being kidnapped off the street in Guatemala.
The day she died, trainee teacher Laura Danieba Hernandez Guerra, 22, had recorded a warm welcoming message to the children in her new class saying how much she was looking forward to being their new teacher.
Instead, she ended up dumped in a mass grave, leaving her worried family to beg on social media for her safe return.
In the latest killing, the lifeless body of the young university student Litzy Amelia was found in the town of Teculutan, in Eastern Guatemala, on October 6.
The 20-year-old was studying Social Work at the Rafael Landivar University.
According to local media, the young woman had been kidnapped and the criminals demanded a large sum of money for her release.
However, a day after her disappearance, her body was located in an abandoned area and presented signs of violence.
The Office of the Prosecutor against Femicide, together with that of the Zacapa District, have been working together with detectives to analyse the crime scene.
"The Prosecutor's Office, with a specialised team, has provided support to the victim's family since the event became known,” a Justice Ministry communication said.
The two kidnapping and murder cases happened within nine days of each other, both in the municipality of Teculutan.
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