Activist Killed In Juarez

Juarez, Mexico – Authorities say an activist who led protests against the unsolved killings of women in the violent border of Ciudad Juarez has been slain.

Chihuahua state Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas says Susana Chavez was strangled and mutilated after a night of partying with three teenagers, who were drunk and on drugs. He said Wednesday that the killing had nothing to do with Chavez's activism.

Her body was found Jan. 6 in the historic center of the city, her left hand cut off. She was not identified until Tuesday.

Chavez, also a prominent poet, helped popularized the slogan "Not One More Death" regarding the killings of hundreds of women, who were raped, strangled and dumped in the desert over a decade, starting in 1993.

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