The body of the 16-year old girl was found last month lying face down in a park near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Perla Cristal Garcia Ponte was released to her mother after being arrested the day before for public intoxication. Shortly after being returned to her family at 3:30 p.m., June 17, the teen ran away.
Next morning, her body was found in Chamizal Park, a well-traveled oasis in this city of brown and gray shades. Officials said she was strangled to death and found beneath a sign that said access to the area was for municipal use only.
The case of Garcia Ponte highlights a problem in Mexico that has been quietly pushed out of the public eye thanks in large part to the country’s ongoing drug war – that women are being murdered in the city at alarming high rate.
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