The attorney of Sinaloa, Marco Antonio Higuera said in a news conference that Maria Susana Flores Gamez riding gunmen in a vehicle before being found dead
The Attorney General of the State of Sinaloa, Marco Antonio Higuera, said at a press conference that Maria Susana Flores Gamez, Miss Sinaloa 2012 was traveling in one of the vehicles of suspected gunmen clashed Saturday with soldiers.
The body of the 20 year old was found with an assault rifle.
“She walked into the group of criminals, but we cannot say who was involved in the shooting, right now we have to investigate the scene and background of the action,” said the attorney.
Flores, a young brunette, was elected in February as Miss Sinaloa 2012, a contest that is confined to the state.
The prosecutor said there was a first meeting and then a persecution by the military. Two of the alleged gunmen were also killed and four more were arrested.
Higuera said only that they were members of organized crime, but now federal authorities shall determine which group.
Another winner of beauty contest, the Miss Sinaloa 2008 Laura Elena Zúñiga, was arrested in December of that year in the western state of Jalisco while traveling with suspected drug traffickers in a vehicle in which weapons were located, cartridges and thousands of dollars.
In early 2009 she was acquitted of drug charges.