Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Noemi: Another Sad Border Story

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The border is full of sad stories, but this latest about 12-year-old Noemi Alvarez Quillay could be the saddest in a long, long time. Like many, those who've crossed successfully and those who've died in the desert, she was trying to cross the border to her family during a long trek from Ecuador and then to her death in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in a children's shelter.

From the New York Times:

"I went with a coyote and spent two months in Nicaragua and came back from there," she wrote in a school information sheet.

She got a little closer this year. In March, a month after she left home, the police picked up Noemi and a coyote in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The authorities took her to a children's shelter. She was described as crying inconsolably after being questioned by a prosecutor. A few days later, she was found hanged from a shower curtain rod in a bathroom at the shelter. Her death, ruled a suicide by Mexican authorities, remains under investigation by a human rights commission there.

Tags: , ,

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Mari Herreras

Staff Pick

With Respect to Plants

A Visual Conversation on Botanical Conservation, Art & Illustration featuring work by the Desert Museum’s Botany Department… More

@ Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum June 4-Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2021 N. Kinney Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: 2 Month Anniversary (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Best of Tucson® Voting Ends Next Week: 1,603 of You Haven't Finished Your Ballots (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Sounds From Day One of the Republican National Convention (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation