Police: Mexico beauty queen had gunpowder on hands


In this Associated Press file photo, Maria Susana Flores Gamez poses for a photo along the shore in Guamuchil, Mexico. The 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with on Nov. 24, 2012. AP/El Debate, Marco Ruiz

CULIACAN, Mexico — A federal prosecutor says a Mexican beauty queen killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely fired a gun during the clash in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.

Authorities had said that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and that an automatic rifle had been found near her body.

Federal prosecutor Enrique Fedegrino said Tuesday that tests indicate there was gunpowder residue on her hands.

He said authorities are still investigating if she shot at soldiers.

Flores was crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February.

The slender, 5-foot-7-inch woman had competed with seven other contestants for the more prestigious state beauty contest, Miss Sinaloa, but didn’t win.

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  • nicosan

    dapat sa mexico bagsakan ng atomic bomb.

    • Pons Corpuz

       Bakit naman? If they think the same thing sa Pinas, okay lang sa yo?

      • nicosan

        why not?

      • Pons Corpuz

         Mauna ka na siguro. para mabawasan ang idi*t sa pinas

      • nicosan

        malaki mababawas sa tax revenue pag nawala ako. dapat ikaw na lang… para wala lang…

      • Pons Corpuz

         As if…

      • spider69

        alam mo ba na sa Mexico ay para ka lang namamaril ng manok ang pagpatay ng tao.

      • LucianoChing

        Pustahan tau d ka pa nakatongtong ng Mexico…kahit sa Mexico,Pampanga di pa yata….

    • tomtom55

      dapat nuclear bomb. pero paalisin muna lahat ang mga pinoy. mga tsekwa maiwan hehe..

  • Noel

    Are they sure it’s gun powder in her hand or something else?

  • regd

    She has gunpowder residue and they still don’t know if she shot at soldiers? So, who was she shooting at, the drug traffickers? Wait…maybe she shot herself with the automatic rifle? 

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  • Enrico Luga

    Well… normally, ang mga Hot… hawak ng LaHat… Lalo na yung mga may datung… kalimitan sa mga ito ay yung mga Lords… Gambling Lords, War Lords, Political Lords, Timber Lords, Energy Lord and most especially but not limited to… the Drug Lords  Kaya mga Hot girls… dont count on your beauty too much as a way to get on top of that social ladder. Stick with real guys.

  • Albert Einstien

    konti na lang drugs sa mexico INILIPAT na sa PILIPINAS…..manood kayo ng news…mga HEPE na ng pulisya ang mga NASASANGKOT sa drugs ngayon katulad nito…….”  Cop says Taguig police run drug ring “……GRABE …..” it’s more DRUGS in the philippines “……gising!

    • Pons Corpuz

       Its not unusual in every country.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    parang ang sarap din kasing paputukan eh

  • charlie_oscar

    The GPR  (gun powder residue) test is over-rated.  Transfer of particles can happen without firing a gun and many times, the lab doing the tests is contaminated.

  • ryan andres

    I wonder kung ano pang “residue” ang nahanap nila dito kay Ms. Gamez…hehehe

  • JaAb65

    hmmmmmmm ang sarap mo maria susana……..kya ka pnapaputukan eh

    • Night

      multohin ka niyan padre! hehehe

      • JaAb65

        sorry hndi ko napigilan LOL

    • GKLer

      Your  mother raised you well.

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