Mum-of-two Uber driver found dead in sewer as ex-boyfriend named prime suspect

Mum-of-two Uber driver found dead in sewer as ex-boyfriend named prime suspect

December 10, 2020

A MUM-of-two who worked as an Uber driver has been found dead in a sewer as her ex-boyfriend has been named as the prime suspect while he is currently in custody over the murder of a teen.

America Vianet was last seen in the neighbourhood of Talladores in the municipality of Chimalhuacan in Mexico in her taxi on September 25.

The 35-year-old, who also worked for Didi, was on shift for the ride hailing company in her blue Nissan Versa the last time she was seen.

After she did not come home, her family members reported her disappearance the following day and began a social media campaign to ask for help in finding the young mum.

Vianet's family then discovered that she had been having a relationship with a fellow driver called Jose Guadalupe, but she had broken up with him as he was abusive, according to Infobae.

The man reportedly continued to harass her after she ended the relationship.

According to state prosecutors, Guadalupe is the prime suspect and had already been arrested in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old girl.

He was being held at The Penitentiary Centre in Mexico City when Vianet's body was found in a sewage system, Tláhuac-Chalco Lagoon, on October 20.

According to reports, her body was so badly decomposed that a DNA test was required to confirm her identity.

Her family were notified of the results on December 3, a month after she disappeared.

Her cousin shared a post on social media shortly afterwards saying: “Thank you for your help in finding my cousin, she has been found but sadly not as we had hoped.

“We demand justice, there is a suspect. Your death will not be in vain, I ask everybody not to forget her face, not to forget that her life was taken in a cruel way."

Vianet appeared to have a significant relationship with Guadalupe, as he had put the service car in his name and was driving it.

Vianet's relatives claimed that in order to speed up the investigation, elements of the prosecution asked them for “a monetary incentive” and since they were not given it, there was no progress in locating them, El Universal reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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