A married lesbian couple from Texas are found tortured, shot and dismembered in trash bags in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez while on vacation to visit family

  • Nohemí Medina Martínez and Yulizsa Ramírez, both of El Paso, Texas, were found dead Sunday in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
  • The married couple were tortured and shot; their bodies were stuffed into two bags which were dumped about 17 miles apart on a road
  • Medina Martínez and Ramírez, both 28, were last seen on Saturday before their families reported them missing
  • Authorities had not announced any arrests as of Wednesday afternoon.










A lesbian couple from Texas were tortured and shot before their bodies were dismembered and left in two trash bags on the streets of the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez.

The women were identified as Nohemí Medina Martínez and Yulizsa Ramírez, both 28, of El Paso, according to the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office.

The bags containing their bodies were found about 27 km apart on a stretch of the Juárez-El Porvenir road on Sunday morning.

One of the bodies was in the neighborhood of San Agustín and the other was found at the entrance to the village of Jesus Carranza.

Yulizsa Ramírez (left) and Nohemí Medina Martínez (right), both of El Paso, Texas, were found tortured and shot in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on Sunday morning. The married couple were dismembered and their remains were discovered in bags dumped on a road

Family members last saw Yulizsa Ramírez (left) and Nohemí Medina Martínez (right) on Saturday before they went missing

Family members last saw Yulizsa Ramírez (left) and Nohemí Medina Martínez (right) on Saturday before they went missing

Mexican newspaper El Diario reported that they were visiting family members in Ciudad Juárez and last saw them on Saturday.

It is not known how long they had been in Mexico. Both were Mexican citizens but lived in Texas.

Karen Arvizo, director of the Chihuahua Committee for Sexual Diversity, confirmed to DailyMail.com that the couple are mothers of three children. They got married in 2021.

Arvizo fears that the murders of Medina Martínez and Ramírez will remain unsolved like many other hate crime incidents in Mexico’s LGBT community in the past.

“The worry is that the authorities will do absolutely nothing,” Arvizo said. “We feel like we’re treated like second-class citizens and really don’t matter.”

On Monday, authorities in Ciudad Juárez found the bodies of two other women at an intersection in the Patria-Zaragoza neighborhood. They had also been tortured and shot. They have not been identified.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died in a local hospital from a gunshot wound.

It is not known if the four murders are connected.

Nohemí Medina Martínez (left) and Yulizsa Ramírez (right) were parents of three children

Nohemí Medina Martínez (left) and Yulizsa Ramírez (right) were parents of three children

Recent crime statistics reviewed by El Diario show that at least 65 homicides have been reported so far this year in Ciudad Juárez, the most violent of Chihuahua’s 67 municipalities. Eleven of the victims have been identified as female.

Data released by the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office showed that 1,424 of the 2,476 homicides recorded in the state in 2021 took place in Ciudad Juárez, or about four a day on average.

By comparison, 2,715 murders were reported in 2020, including 1,507 in the border town.

Ciudad Juárez District Attorney Jesús Carrasco attributes the majority of homicides to smaller drug gangs like “Los Mexicles”, “Doble A”, “Los Aztecas” and “La Nueva Empresa”.

“We don’t see the big cartels as active or active in the city, but we do see the gangs,” Carrasco said, as quoted by online news outlet La Verdad Juárez. “We see these groups or small cells that have split off from gangs, that have generated new groups and there could be a series of conditions between them that could generate these intentional deaths.”