The 23-year-old Instagram influencer who went missing for three weeks is found dead in a ditch with six other bodies
An Instagram influencer who went missing for three weeks has been found dead in a ditch along with six other bodies.
Tania Araceli Guzman Navarro was discovered in a mass grave in Puruandiro, Mexico, after an extensive search by police.
The horror location was in the southwestern state of Michoacán – one of the country’s most violent regions, which saw nearly 2,500 brutal murders last year.
Police officers found the dead woman after foul smells emanated from the area.
Her lifeless body lay next to six other unidentified bodies.
According to local media, the human remains were so badly decomposed that it took forensic examination five days to establish their identity.
This came after Tania’s family reported her disappearance on April 21.
They claimed she was last seen walking through her hometown around 8:45 p.m. that evening.
On Instagram, the woman was popular with more than 23,000 followers.
She used the platform to share beauty content and makeup tips.
Police have not confirmed if there are any links between the seven bodies and an investigation is ongoing.
Mexico has already seen a spate of cold-blooded killings this year.
In less than a week, two tourists have been killed in separate brutal attacks in a popular holiday destination.
In April, seven people, including a child, were killed after gunmen stormed a resort.