'Diana the Huntress' killer targets bus drivers in Cd. Juarez
POSTED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 9:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 1:13am
Cd. Juarez, Chih. (KTSM) — Chihuahua State Police are asking for the public's help finding the female vigilante, who they say has shot two bus drivers in Ciudad Juarez as revenge for the violence against women there.
The suspect calls herself "Diana the Huntress," after the goddess of revenge.
The self-proclaimed murderer wants justice for the countless women of Ciudad Juarez who were raped, beaten, and killed more than a decade ago.
"Honestly, we are all a little scared but we all have families we need to support so we have no other choice but to work," said Alejandro Juarez, a bus driver in Ciudad Juarez.
According to investigators, Diana targets men like Alejandro - city bus drivers.
They say she shot two bus drivers in the head last week, and later sent emails to Juarez media outlets claiming she was the killer.
Diana claims she is murdering drivers to avenge the deaths of women in Ciudad Juarez, many who were allegedly sexually abused by night-shift bus drivers, and is angry with police for not bringing the men to justice.
Juarez media reports claim Diana herself was sexually abused on her way to work one night by a bus driver.
"Sometimes, I put myself in the place of this person and think maybe I'd do the same thing. Maybe." said Alejandro Juarez.
The reports have put many on edge.
On Wednesday, dozens of bus drivers in Ciudad Juarez didn't show up for work -- scared they could be next.
"Fear that something might happen to one of my colleagues or something but right now, we still don't have much information," said one bus driver.
"I hope they try their best to look for her so that we don't have more of these problems," said another.
After interviewing more than 20 witnesses, investigators say Diana is a middle-aged woman with a dark-complexion, wearing a bandana.
Many in the Facebook community have changed their profile names to "Diana the Huntress" or "Diana la Cazadora," in support of the suspect.
Police are now placing undercover officers on buses and are conducting weapons searches on passengers -- until the woman is caught.