Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Four Gonzalez Valenzuela Sisters (“Las Poquianchis”): Serial Killers, Mexico 1964



Wikipedia: Delfina and María de Jesús González (known as “Las Poquianchis”) were two sisters from the Mexican state of Guanajuato, located some 200 miles north of Mexico City. During the 1950s through the mid-1960s, the sisters ran Rancho El Ángel, called the “bordello from hell”.

The police picked up a woman named Josefina Gutiérrez, a procuress, on suspicion of kidnapping young girls in the Guanajuato area, and during questioning, she implicated the two sisters. Police officers searched the sisters’ property and found the bodies of 11 men, 80 women and several fetuses, a total of over 91. Investigations revealed the scheme was that they would recruit prostitutes through help-wanted ads; though the ads would state the girls would become maids for the two sisters. Many of the girls were force fed heroin or cocaine. Then when the prostitutes became too ill, damaged by repeated sexual activity, lost their looks, or stopped pleasing the customers, they killed them.

They would also kill customers who showed up with large amounts of cash. When asked for an explanation for the deaths, one of the sisters reportedly said, “The food didn’t agree with them.” Tried in 1964, the González sisters were each sentenced to 40 years in prison. In prison, Delfina died due to an accident, and Maria finished her sentence and dropped out of sight after her release. Although these two are often cited as the killers, there were two other sisters who helped in their crimes, Carmen and Maria Luisa. Carmen died in jail due to cancer; Maria Luisa went mad because she feared that she would be killed by angry protesters. The sisters were the subject of the 1977 book Las Muertas by Mexican author Jorge Ibargüengoitia.

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 EXCERPT: When one of the girls got pregnant, she would be beaten and forced to abort, the fetuses dumped in the back yards of the brothels or buried at the sisters main ranch that resembled a concentration camp, Loma del Angel. If a girl got too sick, due to malnourishment or an STD or due to an impromptu abortion, she would be locked in a room, starved to death or the other girls would be forced to beat her to death with sticks and heavy logs.

[Ecperez.blogspot.com]

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Fate of the 4 sisters:

1) Delfina Gonzalez Valenzuela, the oldest "Poquianchi" went mad, fearing she would be murdered in jail. On October 17, 1968, while she screamed and ranted, workers doing reparations above her cell in Irapuato jail, looked down to catch a glimpse of the notorious woman and accidentally dropped a bucket of cement on her head, killing her.

2) Maria Luisa Gonzalez Valenzuela "Eva the Leggy One" died alone in her cell at Irapuato jail on November 19, 1984. Her body, already being eaten by rats, was discovered a day later.

3) Maria de Jesus Gonzalez Valenzuela, the youngest of the "Poquianchis" was the only one to be freed. It is unknown why or when she was freed, but legend has it she met a 64 year old man in prison, and once both were outside, they married and lived their life in obscurity, finally dying of old age in the mid 1990's.

4) Carmen died in jail from cancer.

[Ecperez.blogspot.com]

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Chronology:
1/14/63: Josefina Garcia Gutierrez jailed; exposes crimes.
1/27/64: Josefina Garcia Gutierrez exposes crimes.
1/12/64: Arrested: Delfina and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez Valenzuela.
1/15/64: discovery of 7 bodies at the bar of The Poquianchis.
1/16/64: discovery of death list; find 11 bodies.
1/16/64: Delfina tries to hang himself with her braids.
1/17/64: Inspect the brothel in Lagos de Moreno.
1/18/64: Formal arrest warrant issued for The Poquianchis.
1/20/64: Find another private cemetery in Lagos de Moreno.
1/21/64: Decree to detention order Delfina and Maria de Jesus.
1/24/64: Sergeant Juan Jose Valencia Tadeo arrested.
1/27/64: After a year of silence Josefina Garcia Gutierrez speaks.
2/08/64: Eva voluntarily surrenders.
2/08/64: Sentence of 30 years in prison for Josefina Garcia Gutierrez.
10/17/68: Defina dies.
2/8/78: Josefina Gutierrez freed.
11/19/84: Maria Luisa Gonzalez Valenzuela "Eva the Leggy One" dies.
2002: 20 additional corpses found.
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