Ana Maria Sierra Barragan, a teacher in the State of Mexico, and her daughter Star Isabel Flores Sierra find each other missing since May 17, when they were last seen in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos.

Through a statement, the Winston Educational Corporation -where Ana María works- she asked the academic community to spread the word about the case, and expressed her solidarity with the family.

According to information from the Attorney General of the State of Mexico (FGEM), the women were seen for the last time in the Valle de Aragón III Section neighborhood,

Ana María, 36 years old, measures 1.63 meters, He is of robust complexion and type of round face. Her hair is black and she wears it below her shoulders.

His daughter, Estrella Isabel, is 8 years old and 1.1 meters tall. He is thin, round-faced, and has short, straight black hair.

It is unknown what clothing they were wearing on the day of their disappearance.


The Mexican Government reported today that a total of 85,006 people have disappeared since 2006, more than half (44,174) since Andrés Manuel López Obrador assumed the presidency from Mexico, in December 2018.

However, in this last period the authoritiess have located 55.80% of these disappeared, 92% of them alive, clarified Alejandro Encinas, undersecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Secretariat (ministry) of the Interior (Segob).

Mexico faces a historical crisis of disappearances with a history of 212,193 complaints of people not located since 1964, although Encinas clarified that 125,530 people have already been located, 93% of them alive.

The undersecretary acknowledged that the finding of clandestine graves during the López Obrador administration, a period in which have found 1,606 of these deposits from where they have exhumed 2,736 bodies.

Mothers whose children are missing participate in a march during Mother's Day in Mexico City. May 10, 2021. REUTERS / Carlos Jasso

Mothers whose children are missing, participate in a march during Mother’s Day in Mexico City.

“It obeys the increase in the confrontation between criminal groups in different regions of the country, but also to the intensification of search efforts, only in these three months and one week of 2021 293 search actions have been carried out ”, he argued.

Even so, Encinas highlighted an annual decrease of 33% in the number of clandestine graves located in 2020 and of almost 18% on recovered bodies.

Encinas added that during López Obrador’s administration, the western state of Jalisco accumulates one in five disappearances, 20%. They are followed by Michoacán with 9.15%, Mexico City with more than 8%, and Tamaulipas and Nuevo León with more than 6%.

A woman demonstrates today to demand justice and the appearance of her son alive, in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez

A woman demonstrates today to demand justice and the appearance of her son alive, in Mexico City (Mexico).

The undersecretary explained that women represent almost 25% of missing persons, of which more than half, 55% are under 18 years of age.

62% of missing girls, adolescents and women are concentrated in seven states: State of Mexico, Tamaulipas, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla and Mexico City.

On the other hand, the head of the National People Search Commission, Karla Quintana, acknowledged that there is a crisis in forensic services to identify the bodies.

The case of femicides, which is another crime with growth, we maintain that, it is not to evade our responsibility, Before it was not classified that way; all deaths of women were considered homicides. Not now. That is why there is an increase. And the other crime is extortion, are the three that we have increase. Everything else is going down and considerably. ” He detailed.

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