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The horribly mutilated body of a young mum has been found in a park in south-western Colombia.
Kelly Johana Tamayo Bórquez, 26, had reportedly been “at risk” from an un-named former partner.
Kelly, a mother of four, was found in the Biosaludable park in the El Vergel sector to the east of the municipality of Buga, Valle at 6:40 in the morning of Sunday, January 30.
She had been stripped naked and appeared to have been beaten to death with sticks and stones, according to local reports.
Kelly’s face had been rendered almost completely unrecognisable by the savage attack, and police found evidence of a sexual assault, according to Cali24.
Alexandra Bohorquez, the victim's aunt, is quoted in local reports as saying: "She was hit on the head with rocks and sticks, she was dragged, because you can see the marks where she was, surely she was struggling with that person."
She added: "We ask for justice and that this crime be solved, that it not go unpunished."
Colonel Nelson Dabey Parrado, local police commander for Valle del Cauca, said: "The National Police has a specialised investigation group in coordination with the Attorney General's Office to determine the motives and aggressors and thus be able to resolve this unfortunate event."
Colonel Parrado added that a reward would be posted to encourage citizens to come forward with information to help police track down the culprit for the “insane” act.
“We reject this act of violence against women and invite people to continue making the pertinent complaints against actions that violate rights," he said.
Local activist group No Es Hora De Callar (It's No Time To Remain Silent) says that violence against women is a serious problem in the country, and that in cases where women have been murdered, only 7% of the killers are brought to justice.
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