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Mexican Authorities Arrested Man And Woman In Slayings Of Texas LGBTQ+ Couple

Investigators say Nohemi Medina Martinez And Tania Yulizsa Ramirez were killed after they were contacted by the male and female suspect on Jan. 15.

By Jill Sederstrom
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Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man and woman in the slaying of a Texas LGBTQ+ couple, whose dismembered remains were found in bags scattered along a highway.

The Chihuahua attorney general’s office announced the arrest Monday of two suspects — identified only as Jaqueline Isela C.R., 25, and David R., 24 — on charges of aggravated femicide for the deaths of El Paso couple Nohemi Medina Martinez and Tania Yulizsa Ramirez.

The women’s dismembered remains were discovered Jan. 16 on the Juarez-Porvenir highway in Ciudad Juarez.

Investigators say the women were killed after they were contacted by the suspects on Jan. 15.

They were taken inside a home in San Isidro and “viciously murdered” before the remains were scattered along the highway, authorities said.

Investigators later searched the home and found sufficient evidence to suggest they had been killed there.

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Although some women and LGBTQ+ rights groups have described the killings as a hate crime, the attorney general’s office has previously said they don’t believe that was the motive behind the slayings, according to The Washington Post.

“In this case, the investigation lines are linked to the economic activity that both victims carried out and with the people they related to in that environment,” said Roberto Javier Fierro Duarte, the attorney general in Chihuahua.

Ramírez and Martínez, who got married last year, had three children together, according to the news outlet.

While they had been living in El Paso, the victims were both originally from Juárez, according to their Facebook profiles.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in court later this month.

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