A 72-year-old Mexican accused of being a “serial killer cannibal” has admitted killing seven women and said in court that he had peeled the skin of his last victim for being “pretty.” ” held.
AndrÃ©s Mendoza made the shocking revelation during a four-hour trial on Thursday officially charged with the feminicide of Reyna GonzÃ¡lez, 34, the wife of a local police officer.
Mendoza, who worked as a butcher, was arrested Saturday after Gonzalez disappeared and police ransacked his home in AtizapÃ¡n de Zaragoza. During the search, officers found her remains, along with the remains of nine other women, videotapes of the murders, and personal effects. Mendoza also admitted eating some of her body parts, police said.
During his trial, Mendoza said, “all I want to do is tell the truth”.
“I removed the skin from her face because she was very pretty,” he said. âWhat has been done is done. The man is there, he has seen everything. ‘
Mendoza also admitted during the hearing that it had killed six other women since 2001. However, it is reported that he could have up to 20 victims.
AndrÃ©s Mendoza, arrested on May 15 in AtizapÃ¡n, Mexico, admitted murdering Reyna GonzÃ¡lez and said he had decided to peel the skin off her face “because she was pretty”. He also confessed to killing six other women, the first incident occurring in 2001
Reyna GonzÃ¡lez, married mother of two girls, was hacked to death by AndrÃ©s Mendoza, whom she and her husband considered friends of the family
A search team is working in AndrÃ©s Mendoza’s house in search of the remains of his victims
According to Infobae, Bruno Portillo, a police officer in the AtizapÃ¡n de Zarazoga township, Mexico state, last saw his wife on May 14 at 5 a.m. before leaving the family home to work.
Portillo said his wife planned to meet with Mendoza to buy parts for the used cell phone business she runs. It’s unclear how Gonzalez knew Mendoza from, but her husband said they supported him financially because of his age.
News channel Milenio reported that Portillo noticed that the mother of his two daughters aged 4 and 8 did not come home at night, he went to Mendoza’s house but refused to open the door.
The concerned policeman returned to Mendoza’s house with other policemen and after a brief fight at the door, Portillo entered the house and saw some of his wife’s personal belongings before discovering their remains on a table.
Mendoza tried to escape but was arrested.
Since Monday, search teams dispatched by the State Attorney General of Mexico have discovered various body parts, including skulls that were found buried in the basement of the house after a sniffer dog was used.
They also found bones buried under the concrete floors of the house.
The agents also found videotapes showing the victims’ actual killings, a notebook with the names of 29 women, and women’s clothing and accessories.
Mexican state attorney general Alejandro GÃ³mez said in a statement Friday that anthropologists, forensic archaeologists, geneticists, experts in criminology, dentistry, forensic medicine and photography, and detectives, are conducting a three-phase investigation looking for skeletal remains and other evidence.
In the first stage, the terrace and kitchen area are excavated, covered with wood and an unknown layer.
The second phase of the search includes the excavation of the master bedroom and the 20 square meter basement, which has two levels and is accessible via a wooden staircase.
The final phase involves digging through another patio area and two bathrooms.
Rubicela Castillo (left) and Flor VizcaÃno (right) voter’s ID cards were in the house of AndrÃ©s Mendoza, who declared in court on Thursday that he was responsible for the kidnapping and murder.
A search team digs through a floor in the residence while searching for human remains
Investigators found that they were accessories from some of the women whose remains were found in AndrÃ©s Mendoza’s home. The 72-year-old former butcher admitted in court on Thursday that he murdered seven women
In court, Mendoza described Thursday that its first victim was a woman named Norman in 2001. He met her in a bar and was turned back several times before he got her to go to his house, where he stabbed her to death.
Mendoza met his second victim, Berenice SÃ¡nchez, in a bar and he tried again to develop a romantic relationship with her. After being rejected, he stabbed her in the chest with a knife before severing her limbs.
In 2016, Mendoza met Flor VizcaÃno, a 38-year-old mother of two, in a bar and took her on dates and allegedly gave her money. Like the other women, VizcaÃno was not interested in being Mendoza’s girlfriend and was also killed.
Mendoza said he met Rubicela Castillo, 32, in 2019 and was so obsessed with her that he kidnapped and murdered her.
Investigators found voter IDs for Castillo, who was reported missing on July 20, 2019, and Vizcaino, who was last seen on October 16, 2016.
Mendoza also admitted killing two other women, Alyn and Gardenia, both of whom he met at the El BarrigÃ³n bar. He did not provide the dates on which their murders took place.
A dog searches AndrÃ©s Mendoza’s property before leading agents to human remains
Video tapes recovered from AndrÃ©s Mendoza’s house containing footage of him killing his victims
Investigators are separating the evidence found in AndrÃ©s Mendoza’s home after police dismembered the body of 34-year-old Reyna GonzÃ¡lez. had discovered
Sergio Baltazar, a lawyer hired by GonzÃ¡lez ‘family, said it could take up to a month for her remains to be turned over to her husband for her to be buried as the coroner must legally confirm her identity through DNA testing.
“These types of people enjoy killing other people,” he said.
“This person is a psychopath because he feels no regrets, so much so that, in the presence of a defense attorney, he tells the State Department the circumstances (as well as) the other events of the other person he murdered.”
Residents of the Lomas de San Miguel neighborhood had mixed feelings about Mendoza – some described him as “polite” while others said he was constantly sick and drunk.
He was a very respected man to us. To date, it has not been known whether he did something or kidnapped or killed, âa woman named Francisca told the network. ‘Nothing was ever heard from him as if he was fighting. No, he was a quiet man. That is why he surprises us all. ‘
A neighbor named Mario said his sisters always complained that Mendoza was “pestering pretty young women with his eyes.”
âThey said that they didn’t trust him because he always looked strangely at her and other young and beautiful women. Besides, he was always drunk, âhe said.