May 9, 2008

Woman's body found; Juarez femicides highlighted at International Museum of Women in SFO viewable online

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May 13, 2008

By Kelly McKenzie

Authorities report another woman's body in Juarez

JUAREZ -- Police have reported the discovery of a woman's body Sunday night along the Camino Viejo a San Lorenzo and Avenida Rafael Perez Serna, near the Chihuahua state deputy attorney general's office. Initial reports indicate the victim may have been tortured. Authorities had not identified her.
Update: Chihuahua state authorities identified the woman as Selene Rodríguez Hernández, and alleged she died of a drug overdose. Her relatives may have a different version of events.

Juarez femicides highlighted at San Francisco International Museum of Women; view online and add comments at

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