The remains of Maria Fernanda Sanchez, a young Mexican woman who was missing in Germany, are found.

The SRE did not give details about the cause of death of the young woman, but said that the Mexican Embassy in Germany is accompanying her family, while the Berlin police indicated that “no third party blame can be assumed”.

German authorities found on Saturday afternoon the body of Maria Fernanda Sanchez Castañeda, a 24-year-old Mexican woman who had disappeared in Berlin on July 22, reported Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).

“German authorities informed of the discovery of a young woman who has died and who corresponds to the characteristics of the Mexican María Fernanda Sánchez; they are verifying her identity,” the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a message on social networks.

The SRE did not provide details on the cause of death of the young woman, but said that the Mexican Embassy in Germany is accompanying her family.

For its part, the Berlin Police indicated that “the missing person was found lifeless by a passerby in the Teltow Canal in Adlershof”.

It also detailed that “according to current knowledge, no third-party guilt can be assumed”.

A few hours later, the family of the young woman, through the SRE, confirmed the death of María Fernanda Sánchez, reported EFE news agency.

“It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that today, August 5, the police in Germany confirmed that our daughter María Fernanda was found dead,” the family members said in a statement.

They also thanked for the support and solidarity and asked for respect for the memory of the Mexican student, her grief and privacy: “We thank you for your discretion and understanding.

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, reiterated the accompaniment “with respect and solidarity” to the family, affirming that the SRE will give “punctual follow-up to the investigation of what happened. Our deepest condolences,” she said on her social networks.

The search for María Fernanda began after her relatives stopped hearing from her after a last communication with them on the night of July 22.

The family, after having no contact with her, asked those responsible for the student residence where she was staying to go to the room, it was then that they found her cell phone on the bed and the door leading to the inner courtyard open.

The case shocked the German and Mexican population, who united to support the search for the student.

Even the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stated that he would seek help from his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier; while the Mexican Foreign Ministry informed on Monday that it was seeking the collaboration of Interpol in the case and that it had met with the Berlin Police to coordinate the search.

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