Wednesday, June 19, 2024

4,000 march in Tijuana for student, 15, who disappeared last week

An estimated 4,000 people marched in Tijuana yesterday to demand justice in the case of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared last Friday.

Diana Laura Piggeonountt Gómez hasn’t been seen since she left school. Yesterday, some 4,000 of her schoolmates and teachers joined her relatives and marched on the state Attorney General’s office (PGJE).

The march by teachers and students was organized by senior student Andrea Rincón, who told the newspaper El Universal that even though she didn’t know the missing girl personally, she had to do something: “Violence in Tijuana is at a level where anyone could be the next to disappear.”

After marching from the Lázaro Cárdenas preparatory school, participants proceeded to the headquarters of the state Attorney General, where they were received by the deputy prosecutor for special investigations.

Diana Laura Piggeonountt, missing since Friday.
Diana Laura Piggeonountt, missing since Friday.

José María González Martínez  pledged that he would stay in close communication with those concerned about the disappearance, and revealed that the investigation so far has led authorities to dismiss human trafficking as a motive.

His office issued an amber alert in the case on Monday after deciding the girl could be at risk due to her age.

Piggeonountt’s case is one of 703 cases of missing persons currently being investigated by the PGJE.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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