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Tulum woman arrested after police find dead body in home’s cistern

Tulum, Q.R. — A woman has been taken into police custody in the murder of another woman in Tulum. On Monday, the State Attorney General’s Office reported that Blanca Estela “N” was arrested “for her probable participation in the homicide of a female person.”

According to their report, “the accused reported the alleged disappearance of the victim, whom she said she last saw on November 1 of this year when she left her home located on the Tulum-Cobá highway.

“Given this situation, agents from the Investigative Police went to the woman’s home in order to collect data, but she opposed the investigative actions, was aggressive and hit some of the elements,” they reported in a statement.

However, “agents noticed a foul smell coming from a cistern located on the property where the house was located, so they proceeded to inspect it, finding the lifeless body in an advanced state of decomposition.”

It was then that Blanca Estela “N” tried to flee the scene but was arrested, they reported. After an investigation, police learned that “the two women had an argument due to personal differences, a situation that led to the physical assault of Blanca Estela “N” and to the detriment of the victim, whose cause of death was asphyxiation due to suffocation.”