Police chief Marisol Valles Garcia has been fired, an official in Praxedis G. Guerrero, Mexico, said Monday.
The 20-year-old criminology student made headlines when she took the reins of the police force in one of the most violent cities in the border state of Chihuahua. It's common for police officers in Praxedis to be abducted and killed.
"Marisol did not show up for work this morning as she was expected," town secretary Andres Morales said. "Since she was on a personal leave that expired today and did not reach out to us over the weekend, she now faces termination.Â It is now an official matter.Â We don't know anything about her whereabouts. Our attempts to get a hold of her during the weekend were unsuccessful."
Praxedis Mayor Jose Luis Guerrero told CNN last week that Valles Garcia was on personal leave because her 8-month-old baby was sick. He said she was expected back at work Monday.
"Marisol, in fact, still works here and she's still getting paid. She comes back on Monday," he said.
Praxedis is located about 35 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez, one of the bloodiest cities in world.Read CNN's full coverage of the young police chief's firing
What ding dong hired a 20 year old, to Police one of the most dangerous cities in the world?
that's just as funny as a 20 year old accepting a job that vested veteran police run away from.
She volunteered to take the job because NO ONE ELSE WANTED IT. That's why they hired her.
Who in here has tried meth?, don't lie!
Come in now, who else?
FOX reported that President Obama and a socialist group of tree-huggers are responsible for her disappearance.
Has anyone made sure she is Ok? Considering the chaos down there...
Hey where everybody go? It was fun talking about burritos!
Tacos, enchiladas, menudo, chinichangas, I'm getting hungry, I haven't eaten in days. Meth doesn't let you eat.
So they fired her. I'm sure she's heartbroken.
Last time I looked Mexico was actually a different country, so I can't figure out why CNN listed this in the US News category as opposed to World News
Brown sugar! Sucks that she has a kid already, but I'm sure its still tight.
she was probably playing futbol
CNN might want someone to proofread their blogs a little better, the last sentence is missing a "the". Not to mention this story makes no sense. If history is any indicator she probably was taken from her post, and to say she's fled when no one actually knows is irresponsible. Step it up CNN
shes pretty cute btw id let her arrest me
I am sick and tired of people claiming asylum here. I think it was calculated so she and her family could come to the US. Her hometown is so small and in her brief tenure she did NOTHING, other than accepting the job, that if she moved to another part of Mexico no one would have bothered her. Jeez! How many Mexicans can we cram into this country?
I would cram that young Mexican