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
Maybe local officials(on their own or by suggestion) realized that her youthful bravado was, while noble, not in her best interest or her child's best interest. They probably did this young lady a huge favor. Regardless...this seems like the best choice for her. I just hope and pray that there is not a far more sinister reason for her absence and lack of contact. I really hope the Mexican people realize that they are going to have to fight to win this battle. The cannot expect things to change...the people have to rise up against these cartels. Lives are being lost every day and this will continue without an organized, defense by the Mexican population. The government has stated it's position..."You're on your own". They have to fight back
How do we know there was a threat? Did anyone hear it?She will now become an American citizen automatically and be forever in the system. Why would every Mexican that comes here not claim the same?They surely are threatened every day of their life also.You can not change your country by running from it.
How can we tell there was a threat??
Can you read?
Who wants the job now?? Step up now!!
Hmm, I've got a "post" she can report to! LOL!
I am sure there will a lot of applications for the job now.
Wait. They hired a 20 year old as a police chief? Maybe that's part of their problem.
@ kirk tell the truth, she can clean your trailer anytime... can she also share your meth? But u gata get your sister/wife to clean after herself.
Aruni, isn't that what your Indian towelheads did?
Better to be fired than fired apon!!! Mexican Police need hostile fire pay!!!
End up dead? Or quit and go on vacation? The decision is really not that difficult. Hope she's enjoying an ice cold beer and a hot plate of Chimichangas.
WOW! FOX news has a much more complete story about her whereabouts. Not all about reader ratings and the drama of her not showing up for work.
So what.......If that's the case tune in to them then. What are you a spy from FOX trying to persuade the readers to follow you over there? FOX is not the best source of information, please know this.
I'm sure FOX has a more complete story. Unburdened by the truth or facts, they can invent stuff to fill in the gaps. Real news organizations are stuck reporting on what is REALLY happening.
Why would anyone check with Fox News for facts or any story, if you like Comic books, the n fox is for you.
If you watch FOX News you might learn something. You must be satisfied watch the real "teabaggers" on CNN and the "leg tinglers" on MSNBC.
FOX = Crazy like a fox a.k.a make up your own news. Its like a choose your own ending over there.
A 20 yr old not showing up for work is not very uncommon, probably out partying all night.
And you believe everything that Fox News says ?
The FOX report is an AP wire. If there are any inaccuracies, start by blaming AP.
Yes and if you go back and watch live news casts from 9/11, FOX
Yes and if you go back and watch live news casts from 9/11, FOX was reporting 10,000 confirmed dead around noon. Nice source you have there.
Why are you guys so one sided. Can't we watch ALL of the news outlets to get the details? It not an 'us versus them' thing. geez
I do watch all the cable news sources...How else would I know, for fact, that Fox is either full of lies or the worst journalists in human history?
I think they meant Vicente Fox to see if he knows where she is at. Surely they didn't mean the Fox news network.
Clearly the whole country is nothing but cowards if a 20 year old girl who is grossly unqualified has to take this position
I guess we can assume your a coward as well then since you didn't volunteer? lol
Anyone would be a "coward" if their life is threatened all the time, even more if they threaten to target your family.
And you know she's "grossly unqualified" how? Your government has 19 year olds in Afghanistan killing terrorists. So why isn't a 20 year old qualified to run the police force of a city?
That country is as F-- up as they come. Calderone wrote a book about his grand revolution. It is a corrupt cesspit, always was, always will be.
Ct says: "And you know she's "grossly unqualified" how?" I would say a twenty year old criminology student is grossly unqualified.
stupid intolerant ignorant
Like Starscream said, "Cowards do survive".
The country is full of cowards. Instead of fighting for their country and freedom they flee to the U.S. They deserve what their country has become because they let it happen.
I shut the f up, you are ruining canada's image. if you don't have something good to say then don't blabber
Marines have the highest qualifying score required of any armed force infantry. You would know that if you weren't a yellow coward bad mouthing men who place honor courage and commitment above a latte and a lexus. Sleep tight under our blanket of freedom we provide USA. If you are not american, our borders are easy to cross, come join the NWO. bababooey to you all
@ I – totally uncalled for. Seriously.
@ I. Shut you man pleaser son
Ha Ha, someone from Canada calling another person a coward. Pot calling the kettle black.....
Why don't you volunteer for Chief of Police? I am sure they would give you a waiver... Step Up Moron! The number of Cartels along the border is not just one. So if you don't get it from one you get from the others. It is not an easy job, because they are under paid. The soldiers, police, and the local officials are all hurting for money, so that makes it easy to be corrupted. If you know of way of removing this cancer with hurting innocent people by all means step up, or shut up!
Kind of goes with an unqualified POTUS.
Hey, I'm with the canadian here. Don't you guys think there might just be a "slight" probability that the young woman is unqualified. And yes, that would make the rest of the men, in my book, cowards. How else do they expect change to come, by sitting in their a..
Sure, go ahead a fire her......judging from the last posting for CHIEF OF POLICE, you had a large pool of candidates to choose from.....
I hate being one of THOSE guys, but why is this a story? Police get fired everyday. And considering what the hell else is going on in Mexico this REALLY is meaningless.
This is news because she is pursuing political asylum in the states. She took the position because nobody else wanted/wants it, it is too dangerous. She used the medical leave as an excuse to travel here and ask for asylum, claiming her life is in danger.
Do you really expect a 20 year old to show up to work on time?
Strange. Numerous obsene posts on various stories have NOT been deleted even when "Report Abuse" has been clicked (I've done it myself several times, but to no avail) but several MILD replies to this post have been deleted. Why? What exactly is the standard? Apparently if you intentionally misspell a 4-letter word for copulation with a double –kk instead of –ck, it is okay, but comments about 20 year old girls being late for work is not. I'm scratching my head here.
Are you really that old and senile? Most 20 year-olds are responsible enough to show up to work on time. Just because she's 20 doesn't mean she's lazy. Obviously there is a huge risk involved with the job she admirably took on. I'd focus on her safety rather than your ill-conceived notion that she's 20 and therefore is lazy.