Body of a young Mexican woman living in Texas found in the state of Nuevo Leon

Bionce Amaya Cortez, 20, disappeared on April 6 in Nuevo Leon, where she traveled on vacation to visit her family.

The last night anyone saw Bionce Amaya alive, she had dinner with friends and went to the movies in Montemorelos. She sent a message to her mother at 1:00 in the morning. "She didn't send me anything, she just sent me a heart. I answered her at 2:00 in the morning and that message wasn't delivered to her phone," Cortez's mother told Efe News Agency. Police found a corpse this Friday, which according to her mother is that of Bione Amaya, who disappeared last April 6 in Nuevo Leon, but the prosecutor's office has not made a statement on the matter and DNA tests have yet to be performed. This state has been facing a serious public safety crisis that especially affects women, with murders and disappearances such as the notorious cases of Debanhi Escobar and Maria Fernandez Contreras.

A resident of the Texas town of Mission, Cortez traveled to Nuevo Leon with five friends to spend Holy Week and visit family. However, each of the friends has a different version of what happened that night. "Each of the people who were with her have different stories, one says that she never returned from Montemorelos, others say that she asked to be dropped off on a street," her mother said. According to some versions, her friends left her on "a road," where the young woman was going to meet up with other people. Most of the details of this case remain unknown.

The Mexican prosecutor's office, together with the FBI, searched three homes in General Bravo.
In the third one, they found the body of a woman that could be Bionce Amaya, although they have not officially identified the young woman, her mother says she is sure it is her. Gerardo Palacios, Secretary of Public Security, said in a press conference on Friday that the three searches were conducted at shacks "belonging to people close to Cortez who have criminal records, who have been previously detained by the Navy and the Civil Force" and "have even participated in exchanges of gunfire against the Civil Force."