Maria Santos Gorrostieta served as a mayor of the town of Tiquicheo in Mexico and became known for fearless defiance of the drug cartels. Unhappy with her adamant support for the war on drugs, the narcos attempted to assassinate her but failed at it twice. She survived with big ass scars all over her tight bod, but after her term as a mayor ended in 2011, a police escort and government security that she was assigned for her protection were pulled. That became her death sentence. It was only a question of time before sicarios got around to killing her.
Earlier this month (November 2012) 36 year old Maria Santos Gorrostieta was abducted and kidnapped in broad daylight after leaving her home in the town of Morelia, Mexico. She was about to drive her daughter to school when her van was blocked by another vehicle. Witnesses said the ex-mayor begged the kidnappers to spare her daughters in exchange for her co-operation and saw her voluntarily board their vehicle.
Her relatives anticipated to hear from the kidnappers, thinking that they’d be interested in trading her for ransom but it never happened. Five days after her disappearance, body of Maria Santos Gorrostieta was found by farm workers in a roadside ditch near the town of San Juan Tararameo. She was beaten, stabbed and burned. The official cause of death was a blow to the head.
Much props to this woman – she stood up to a powerful enemy and did the right thing in spite of imminent danger to her own life. RIP Maria Santos Gorrostieta.
Props to Best Gore member Hawk for the pics: