COPS have launched an investigation after the body of a missing 25-year-old woman who vanished after getting in a taxi was found on a Mexican highway.
Ariadna Fernanda López Díaz disappeared in the area of La Condesa in Mexico City on October 30.
4Ariadna Fernanda López Díaz, 25, vanished after getting in a taxiCredit: Jam Press4A day later she was found dead by passerby on the side of the roadCredit: Jam PressShe had just enjoyed an evening at a bar with friends before jumping in the cab to take her home.
However, she never arrived back at the house and concerned loved ones reported her as missing, and also posted images on social media.
The following day, a group of cyclists reportedly stumbled across a dead body on the La Pera-Cuautla highway near the town of Santiago Tepetlapa in Morelos State – 53 miles south of the Mexican capital.
The cyclists reported the discovery to the police and one of them posted images of the victim’s tattoos on social media to help concerned loved ones identify the victim.
The authorities arrived on the scene and removed the young woman’s corpse to undergo an autopsy.
The local authorities confirmed that the body was Ariadna on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Ariadna’s friends and relatives have demanded justice for the young woman’s violent death and vowed to never stop until her killer is behind bars.
The victim’s friend Clau Lo told local media: “Fer [short for Fernanda] was not an orphan, she had a family who loves her and friends who will fight until justice is delivered.
“May her soul rest in peace.”
The victim’s friend also said that Ariadna’s mother had recently passed away from cancer and the rest of the family will keep on top of the investigation.
She also thanked one of the cyclists who found the body for enabling her deceased pal to have a “dignified farewell with family and friends.”
Morelos State Attorney General’s Office handed over the victim’s body to her family earlier this week for burial.
“Thanks to all the friends of Ariadna López for your condolences,” the victim’s nephew Yair Rodríguez later said.
“I hope you do not forget how she was and that she remains in your thoughts. We will fight for justice to find out who took my little girl away.”
Other loved ones described the victim as a “friendly person” with “an impressive brightness and freedom” and an “unstoppable spark”.
The police have yet to make any arrests as the femicide investigation continues.
4Ariadna was identified by members of the public thanks to her unique tattooCredit: Jam Press4Loved ones described the victim as a ‘friendly person’ with ‘an impressive brightness and freedom’Credit: Jam Press
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