The body of 27-year-old Carmen Yarira Esparza Noriega, a brunette beauty who according to her friends aspired to be an actress, was found in a drinking water tank just before Christmas, Fox News Latino reports. She had been missing since February.
Per the report, city health officials found her decomposed body after residents at the Grand Chapuletepec apartment complex complained that their drinking water tasted strange. Family members identified Noriega's remains on Christmas Eve and coroner officials said that she was also identifiable from information on breast and hip implants.
The investigation into what happened to Noriega is ongoing.
"The body has been taken to the Institute of Forensic Sciences where a postmortem will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death," a Mexico City police spokesman said in a statement, per the Daily Mail. "However she has already been identified as the missing woman from implants that she had as a result of a plastic surgery operation.
"We had a missing person report for her and had been looking into suggestions that she may have been taken by a gang involved in the sex slave business. It appears that was not the case."
A friend of Noriega's, Javier Paz, told the Mail, "She was a talented and beautiful woman who dreamed of being an actress. When she failed to turn up at the clinic where she worked, we all thought that she might have been kidnapped and sold off into the sex trafficking industry. But it seems that her body was back in her apartment block the whole time."
According to reports, Noriega got her college degree in psychology.
News Credit: E!News