Karen Mayorga Zacarías, 20 years old, studied nursing.
According to the State Department, she died of strangulation.
The last time anyone heard from Karen Patricia Mayorga Zacarías, 20, was on September 14 at around 7 p.m.
A call to her aunt to pick her up at the Zacapa bus station alerted her. So much so that she made them activate an Isabel Claudina alarm so they wouldn’t hear from her again after that.
Mayorga Zacarías’ dream was to get a nursing degree and support her family.
He enrolled in the Health Sciences course at Rafael Landívar University.
But the fear began when she told them on the phone that an unknown man was following her and she feared he would harm her.
They heard her excited about the communication. Then he disappeared.
That night and early morning of September 15, the family searched for her wherever they thought she was. They activated the alarm and asked the National Civil Police (PNC) and the Public Ministry (MP) to search for her.
They explained to them that she had reported that she feared for her life.
But they didn’t find it. In fact, her boyfriend, who according to family members lives in the United States, searched for the cell phone from a distance and the location found was near a neighborhood called San Rafael, which borders another residential area called La Cima.
Early in the morning they insisted on looking for her, but it was only on the morning of September 15 that a photo went viral on social media and alerted the family. The body of a person was seen and sure enough, upon arrival, it was discovered that it was the young woman.
The location of the cell phone taken by the friend coincided with a ravine that separates both Zacapaneca colonies. They found Karen Patricia’s body in a ditch in the area, with no clothes on, only her bra.