A second forensic report has revealed that Mexican teenager Debanhi Escobar was raped and murdered before her body was found in an underground water tank at a motel after a night of partying.
The 18-year-old girl was hit several times in the head with an object and was already dead when her body was dumped in the cistern at the Nueva Castilla Motel in Escobedo, Nuevo León, according to a report obtained by El País newspapers.
Escobar met two girlfriends, identified as Sarahī and Yvonne, for a night of parties on April 8 and was reported missing on April 9 after she did not return home.
The law student’s body was discovered in the water tank on April 21, but a forensic report by the Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office was vehemently rejected by her father Mario Escobar.
The report claimed that Debanhi was caused her death by a blow to the head, but that she was still alive when she fell into the cistern and that there were no traces of water left in her lungs.
Believing that his daughter had been murdered, Mario Escobar announced on April 25 that he would exhume her body and called for an independent inquiry into the death and slammed the Attorney General’s office for withholding details of the investigation.
Debanhi Escobar was hit several times in the head with an object, raped and murdered before her body was dumped in the cistern at the Nueva Castilla Motel in Escobedo, Nuevo León, according to a new independent autopsy performed at the request of her family
The 18-year-old was photographed by a rideshare app driver Juan David Cuellar in Nuevo León, Mexico, on the morning of April 9 after she decided to get out of the car while driving home after a night out.
The forensic doctor’s new report found that Debanhi had bruises on both sides of the skull, her two eyelids, both lips, on the left side of her nose and above her right ear.
“The craniofacial contusions are of external origin to the body and because they are intense, recurrent and with different angles of incidence,” the report said.
“It concludes that they were caused by another person and that it was a violent murder.”
The forensic doctor’s findings showed that Escobar was also raped by her alleged attacker.
‘The body shows traces of a recent violent vaginal intercourse. This is due to the discovery of purple bruises, ” the report showed.
The latest forensic report also refutes the claims of the Nuevo León state medical investigator that Escobar was alive when she drowned in the water tank.
‘She was already lifeless at the time she landed in the water … where the body was found,’ the investigation revealed.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with Escobar’s parents on Friday morning during a visit to Nuevo León and said he had “made a commitment to help clarify what happened and to ensure that there is no impunity.”
López Obrador also instructed the Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office to meet with the family later in the day and provide details about the ongoing investigation.
Debanhi Escobar allegedly had an argument with her two girlfriends during a party night on April 8 in Nuevo León, Mexico
A male individual (left) and Debanhi Escobar (right) were involved in an argument on the morning of April 9 before disappearing
Escobar’s body was found on April 21 in a water tank next to the Nueva Castilla Motel in Nuevo León, Mexico
Escobar’s case has attracted international headlines because of a haunting photo taken by Juan David Cuellar, a rideshare app driver, who showed the law student on the side of a road, several blocks away from the motel.
Cuellar had picked up the teenager and her two friends on April 8 and dropped them off at a party. Several hours later, he was contacted by one of the girls via WhatsApp and was asked if he could pick up Escobar and drive her home.
Escobar could be seen on surveillance video entering the car through the rear passenger door on the left.
When they left, she told him that the girls were bad friends because they had left her behind.
Debanhi Escobar was an 18-year-old law student before she was raped and murdered in Escobedo, Nuevo León, while returning from a party
The parents of Escobar Dolores Bazaldua (left) and Mario Escobar (right), are comforted by a priest during a Mass on April 23 before her 18-year-old daughter was laid to rest in Galeana, Mexico
Surveillance camera at the Nueva Castilla Motel shows Debanhi Escobar walking past a restaurant on the morning of April 9 before her body was found in a water tank on April 21
Cuellar recalled that Escobar was crying and he tried to get her home address but she refused to give it.
He then sent a message to one of the girls, asking for directions to Escobar’s house, but she too refused to deliver it because she did not know.
She then asked for a mobile charging cable and got out of the back passenger seat and sat in front.
Cuellar said Escobar made incoherent remarks, but asked again for her address.
She asked Cuellar to drop her off at another party, but when they got to that place, she did not come out.
Escobar then told Cuellar to drive her home, but then asked him to stop and got out of the car.
‘I turn around to look at her and I think she’s going to spit. I pull up, she opens (the door) and she walks out. She’s stepping off the side of the road … I stayed there for a minute, then I see her jump on the median, ‘Cuellar said.
Cuellar took a photo of Escobar and sent it to one of her friends as proof that she was no longer in his car.
“I stood parked for about three minutes, to see if she would think twice (about staying there), but I saw no reaction from her, I walk away,” he said.
Forensic workers carry out a search for the April 21 discovery of Debanhi Escobar’s body in a water tank on the grounds of the Nueva Castilla Motel
Debanhi Escobar walks past a trucking company moments before heading towards the motel where she was found dead in a water tank
Debanhi Escobar walks to the car of rideshare driver Juan David Cuellar the morning she disappeared
Before stepping into Cuellar’s car, additional footage from security cameras showed Escobar scurrying and being chased by a male individual who appeared to hit her before hitting and kicking him.
Her two girlfriends and several young men then rushed in to intervene.
A second camera showed Escobar wandering on a road before returning to the sidewalk and stopping at a trucking company before continuing to the motel.
Several cameras there recorded her walking into the property and walking along the side of a motel restaurant, where she stopped and looked through one of his glass doors before disappearing from the camera’s view.
Mexican teen found dead in motel water tank in Escobedo, Nuevo León raped and murdered
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