Río Bravo, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala
Facundo Cabral, Oliverio Castañeda, Manuel Colom Argueta
A sixteen-year-old teenage girl was burned to death in Río Bravo, Suchitepéquez in May 2015 by a vigilante mob after being accused by some of involvement in the killing of a taxi driver earlier in the month.
A crowd of at least one hundred people watched as she walked around burning and rolled on the ground crying for help. No one intervened to save the girl from the beating or to extinguish the fire. The girl lay on a main street in town and when the fire began dying out, an unidentified male ran out of the crowd and doused her body with fuel and her body was again engulfed in flames.
Motivation for the attack
The attack was in retaliation for the girl's alleged involvement in the robbery and murder of a local taxi driver. Unidentified Rio Bravo residents claimed she and two other men killed Carlos Enrique González Noriega, 68, moto taxi driver. The two male accomplices escaped. It is unknown whether she was involved or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.