Mexican police search for 'Diana, bus driver hunter'
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) - Authorities are seeking a woman accused of killing two bus drivers in northern Mexico amid claims that the murders were committed by a vigilante avenging rapes, officials said Tuesday.
Local media received an anonymous message signed by "Diana, bus driver hunter," claiming the killings were payback for the sexual abuse committed by drivers in Ciudad Juarez, a border city with a dark record of violence against women.
Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office, told AFP that the email, sent over the weekend, "has been included in the investigation." Witnesses said a woman wearing a blonde wig shot the drivers in the head after stopping the buses. Sandoval said prosecutors believe they were either crimes of passion or motivated by vengeance.
The drivers were working on a route used by women who work in assembly plants known as "maquiladoras," and who regularly suffer sexual abuse as they head to their night shifts.