THE dismembered body parts of a lesbian couple who had three young kids have been discovered in plastic bags by the side of the road in Mexico.
The couple, who lived in Texas, has been identified as Julissa Ramirez and Nohemi Median Martinez.
They were found dead inside black rubbish bags by the side of the road between the city of Ciudad Juarez and the town of El Porvenir, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, on January 17.
The couple, whose ages were not given, lived in the city of El Paso, across the border in the southern state of Texas, and got married on July 20, 2021.
They had three young children, two girls and a boy, who are now orphans.
The names and ages of the children have not been released to protect their privacy, and it was not revealed if they were adopted or if they were either woman’s biological children and were conceived using a donor.
The authorities found the couple’s dismembered bodies by the side of the road, and their relatives had to be called in to identify the butchered remains of their loved ones.
The Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation into the brutal killings but has so far not announced any arrests.
It is currently unclear if the authorities have any suspects.
The authorities are currently trying to determine the couple’s whereabouts and actions in the hours leading up to their deaths.
Several LGBTQ+ communities have reportedly called justice over the double homicide, and the governor of Chihuahua, Maru Campos, has vowed that the case will not go unpunished.
The two deaths bring the number of women killed in Juarez, Mexico, in the past three days to four.
One woman in the second discovery was found dead at the scene.
The second woman was found alive, crying, but later died, according to Juarez officials.
According to El Diario, the women were both tortured and shot.
They were discovered in the Cuauhtémoc y Nombre de Dios intersection in the Patria-Zaragoza neighborhood.
El Diario reports the women were 30 and 35 years in age; both remain unidentified.
This brings the number of homicide victims for the year to 65, with 11 of the victims being women, according to El Diario.