A 29-year-old influencer has been found dead in a canal a day after disappearing after arriving on a flight at Guadalajara International Airport in western Mexico.
According to the Jalisco State Attorney General’s Office, Adriana Murrieta was captured on airport surveillance cameras Sunday arriving on a flight from Culiacán, Sinaloa, and could be seen getting into a car. She reportedly knew the driver.
Her family said she did not make any social media posts after they last had contact with her at 9.24pm local time before she was reported missing.
Murrieta’s body was found Monday at 8am in a canal in Santa Cruz del Valle, a town in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, an estimated 20 to 30 minute drive from Guadalajara International Airport.
Adriana Murrieta was found dead Monday in a canal in Jalisco, Mexico, after she was reported missing Sunday by her family
Murrieta was described by her family as a ‘unique, outgoing and kind hearted person’
Adriana Murrieta had been living in Guadalajara, Mexico for three years and had over 61,000 followers on Instagram
Attorney General Octavio Solís did not go into specific details regarding Murrieta’s murder during a press conference Thursday, but did say that investigators were going over several leads and surveillance footage recovered in hopes of finding her killer.
Mexican news outlet Milenio reported that Solís did not rule out that a cartel was involved.
Mariela Martínez, who heads attorney general’s unit which investigates Crimes of Violence against Women based on Gender and Human Trafficking, described her cause of death as ‘direct strangulation suffocation’.
Jalisco State Attorney General Octavio Solís said investigators would look into whether any cartels where behind Adriana Murrieta’s murder
Adriana Murrieta was the owner of Blau Branch, through which she sold CBD vitamin supplements. The 29-year-old Mexican woman also operated her own interior design company and offered tips on the latest restaurants
She was found dead Monday morning in a canal in the Jalisco municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga
Murrieta’s body has been flown to her home town of Hermosillo in the northern state of Sonora for her funeral service.
Murrieta had been living in Guadalajara for three years and had over 61,000 followers on Instagram.
She was the owner of Blau Branch, through which she sold CBD vitamin supplements. She also operated her own interior design company and offered tips on the latest restaurants.
Murrieta’s family described her as a ‘unique, outgoing and kind hearted person’.
‘More than anyone, we would have liked to share a different or less painful ending for our loved ones,’ the family said via a statement put out by her sister Freya Murrieta.
The Jalisco State Attorney General’s Office described Adriana Murrieta’s cause of death as ‘direct strangulation suffocation’