MEXICO CITY – A decomposing body was found near the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, with the grisly discovery coming less than a week after a young woman’s dead body was found on the higher education institution’s campus, officials said.
The human remains were found Monday afternoon in La Cantera, an area near campus that houses the practice facility for the Club Pumas soccer team, a nature preserve and offices, the UNAM said in a statement.
Club Pumas is responsible for managing the area, the UNAM said.
The body was not found in Ciudad Universitaria, the central part of campus, the UNAM said, correcting media reports that put the discovery in the main area of the university.
Club Pumas, for its part, said the body was found around noon floating in a lake in the eastern section of La Cantera, “where there is a stone wall that is more than 25 meters (82 feet) high.”
The prosecutor’s office was notified of the discovery immediately, the soccer team said.
“Around 3:30 pm coroner’s office investigators arrived at the location to perform the required tasks and remove the body, which was in a clear state of decomposition. The body was finally removed from the facility around 4:30 pm,” Club Pumas said.
On May 3, the body of a young woman was found tied to a telephone booth in Ciudad Universitaria.
The Federal District Attorney’s Office identified the young woman as Lesvy Osorio and said on social media that she died after she and her live-in boyfriend met up with friends in Ciudad Universitaria, “where they got drunk and used drugs.”
The DA’s office’s statement was criticized by the public for trying to devalue Osorio’s death.
Thousands of people, the majority of them female students, participated in a march in Ciudad Universitaria on May 5 to demand justice and security.
On Monday, Mexico City’s government said that DA’s office media relations director Elena Cardenas had resigned in the wake of the public furor over the tweets in the Osorio case.