Sketch of the suspect.
A sketch of the suspect, based on security camera images. PGR

The Mexican Department of Justice (PGR) released on Friday a sketch of the man who is suspected of leaving a bag containing the remains of a woman in a Mexico City metro station. El Universal reports that the agency released a description of a man about 40 years old and just under 5 feet tall, whose image is based on images recorded by cameras in the San Antonio metro station, where the grisly find was made, as well as other area security cameras analyzed by the city’s police department.

Edgar Elias Azar, chairman of the Mexico City Justice Tribunal, told the paper that the body of the slain young woman has yet to be identified by forensic experts, who have since Monday morning been working to do so. Five people have been called in by police to identify the victim, who had been decapitated, with her hands cut off, though none could do so positively. The bag containing her remains had been left at the foot of the metro stairs, with a note protruding from it which warned, “don’t steal from la Familia Michoacana” – a drug gang based in the eponymous southwestern Mexican state which has gained increasing control over the trade of narcotics in the Mexican capital.

Mexico City police deny that drug gangs pose the same sort of threat in the capital as other important points on drug-trafficking corridors in Mexico. But the kidnapping and murder of the 13 youths from a Zona Rosa after-hours bar last May has raised doubts which have only been inflamed by discovery of the young woman. The PGR says that as of yet, no evidence points to the possibility that the victim was killed in the capital or the state of Mexico itself.

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