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The 25 Strangest Unsolved Crimes From Latin America

For the past 25 years, hundreds of women have been murdered in the border town of Juarez, Mexico. The violent deaths tend to have a lot in common – they are often come from poor families and work in maquiladoras, as factory workers, in other sections of the informal economy, or are students. The women tend to look alike as well: slender, dark skin, with shoulder-length black hair. The women are often sexually assaulted and tortured before they are killed.

These horrifying murders have continued since 1993, taking the lives of over 400 women in counting. While drug trafficking has been suspected as a possible cause, it is still unclear who is behind these crimes. Three separate convictions surrounding a handful of the women have gone through Mexican courts, but none have ended the killing spree or lead to a concrete lead on who is killing the Women of Ciudad Juarez.

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