|Miriam Rodriquez slain |
on Mother's Day, 2017
Thursday, January 28, 2021
RETRO FILES / MIRIAM RODRIQUEZ: ACTIVIST FOR MISSING MEXICAN CHILDREN: MURDERED
GUEST BLOG / By Azam Ahmed, New York Times--SAN FERNANDO, Mexico — Miriam Rodríguez clutched a pistol in her purse as she ran past the morning crowds on the bridge to Texas. She stopped every few minutes to catch her breath and study the photo of her next target: the florist. She had been hunting him for a year, stalking him online, interrogating the criminals he worked with, even befriending unwitting relatives for tips on his whereabouts.
Now she finally had one — a widow called to tell her that he was peddling flowers on the border. Ever since 2014, she had been tracking the people responsible for the kidnapping and murder of her teen daughter, Karen.
She invented excuses to meet their families, unsuspecting grandmothers and cousins who gave her details, however small. She wrote everything down and stuffed it into her black computer bag, building her investigation and tracking them down, one by one.
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