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Mexican Slayings Linked To Organ Sales

Federal investigators are looking into claims that some of the dozens of women slain in the border city of Juarez over the last decade may have been killed for their internal organs. Investigators were considering the theory for 14 of the 91 women whose murders are still unsolved. They didn’t specify what evidence they had to support the idea but suggested that autopsy evidence on some better-preserved bodies backed the claim. “Several details support the idea that these women were killed to extract their organs and sell them,” the Justice Department said in a statement Wednesday. Those 14 cases involved women whose decomposed remains were found in Juarez in 2001, 2002 and early 2003. The prosecutors indicated the organs would be sold to wealthy people needing transplants. Full Story

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