The one with the girl Paulette Gebara Farah is one of the most controversial cases in Mexico's police history. The death of the minor involves money, power, mystery and doubts about the conclusions of the investigation.
The four-year-old girl was reported missing on March 22, 2010 from her parents' apartment in an exclusive area of the State of Mexico, 10 days later. She was found dead in her home under the mattress of the bed.
The family of the minor, upper middle class, started a whole media campaign to request the appearance of the girl, however, the body was found in his room, wrapped in a sheet between the mattress and the foot of the bed.
Prior to the discovery, experts from various agencies visited the site and even brought trained dogs to find clues to the girl's disappearance, but no one noticed the existence of the body, located until March 31 due to the odor emitted by the body, already in a state of putrefaction.
The controversy that sparked his disappearance was followed by the discussion of the conclusions reached by the investigation: his death was declared an accident by the then Edomex attorney, Alberto Bazbaz, who claimed that Paulette died during the night after he turned around the bed and ended at the foot of it, and died of "mechanical suffocation due to obstruction of the nasal cavities and chest-abdominal compression."
After two months of investigations, Bazbaz She even went so far as to arrest the parents of the minor, Lisette Farah and Mauricio Gebara, who separated after staging a war of declarations between them.
After the conclusions, according to the news agency Efe, a series of doubts persistedAmong them, how is it possible that the experts combed the house without finding the little girl if she was under her bed? Didn't the mother and babysitters see her, even though they claimed to have looked everywhere for her? Was she there, under the mattress, as cameras and journalists passed through the room, while the mothers gave interviews asking for help to find her right on top of her body?
Lisett Farah was exhibited in various media as the probable responsible for the death of her daughter, and suspicions about her alleged guilt accelerated the split between her and her husband., who at all times thought that his daughter had been murdered.
The Mexican attorney general was severely criticized for his role in the investigation. His final conclusion was that "The position in which the minor was found corresponds to the position in which he died", that is, that the body was not moved at any time.
"There are no injuries or other indications related to death, nor do they indicate resistance defense maneuvers prior to death," nor evidence that the "occlusion of nostrils was caused by another person," the attorney insisted at the time.
He assured that Paulette's death occurred between the night of March 21 -date on which the minor returned from spending a few days off in the town of Valle de Bravo- and the early hours of the morning of March 22, in addition to the fact that his body "was not manipulated after his death". The investigation was concluded without exercising criminal action against any person.
The researchers they also found no traces of drugs or toxic substances in the body that could have affected the minor's state of consciousness.
The explanation was that the minor “by her own means” moved on the bed and accidentally fell head first into a space at the foot of her bed, where she died suffocated and where she remained nine days without being noticed by the many people who reviewed the stay.
Paulette's body was buried in the French Pantheon in Mexico City in 2010, before his remains were exhumed and cremated on May 3, 2017, after authorities considered that his remains were no longer the subject of evidence for the investigation of the case.
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