Mexican Woman Decapitated for Anti-Cartel Posts

Web page had links to police, military hotlines

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 25, 2011 5:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Mexican woman was found decapitated yesterday, for what the Texas-border Zetas drug cartel claimed were her postings on a local social networking website. It is thought to be the third killing this month for drug-related comments posted online in Nuevo Laredo, reports the AP. The head of Marisol Macias Castaneda was placed on a large stone near her body, with a note referring to Nuevo Laredo en Vivo and her handle there.

"Nuevo Laredo en Vivo and social networking sites, I'm The Laredo Girl, and I'm here because of my reports, and yours," says the note. "For those who don't want to believe, this happened to me because of my actions, for believing in the army and the navy. Thank you for your attention, respectfully, Laredo Girl...ZZZZ." The Zs refer to the Zetas gang.

A Mexican army soldier mans a gun on top of a vehicle while guarding the perimeter around the site of a state prosecutors convention in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Sept. 22, 2011.
A Mexican army soldier mans a gun on top of a vehicle while guarding the perimeter around the site of a state prosecutors convention in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Sept. 22, 2011.   (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
A truck, carrying Mexican soldiers, drives past a pedestrian bridge where a giant banner signed by the Zetas, hangs in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Sunday, April 13, 2008.
A truck, carrying Mexican soldiers, drives past a pedestrian bridge where a giant banner signed by the Zetas, hangs in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Sunday, April 13, 2008.   (AP Photo/El Manana de Nuevo Laredo)
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