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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Seven-year-old Fátima Aldrighett disappeared on 11 February Mexican police have arrested a couple suspected of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a seven-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a bin bag.Fátima Aldrighett disappeared after leaving school in Mexico City on 11 February. Her body was discovered with signs of abuse…

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Seven-year-old Fátima Aldrighett disappeared on 11 February

Mexican police have arrested a couple suspected of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a seven-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a bin bag.Fátima Aldrighett disappeared after leaving school in Mexico City on 11 February. Her body was discovered with signs of abuse four days later.On Wednesday, police detained a man and a woman after finding items at a house linking them to her disappearance.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum confirmed the arrests in a tweet.”The alleged perpetrators of the femicide of the minor Fátima Cecilia [Aldrighett] were detained in a town in the State of Mexico with the support of the National Guard,” the mayor wrote. How were the suspects traced?On the day Fátima disappeared, a surveillance camera outside her school captured her with an unknown woman. The footage was shared by the authorities and the woman was later identified by police thanks to a tip-off from her landlord.An apartment in the Xochimilco area of the capital, not far from where Fátima lived with her family, was later searched. The female suspect had fled her apartment, but photographs, Fátima’s shoes and sweater and the clothes the female suspect wore on the day of the girl’s abduction were discovered, police said.A reward of two million Mexican pesos (£83,000; $108,000) was offered for information that would lead police to the woman, believed to be between 42 and 45 years old, according to the prosecutor’s office.On Tuesday, prosecutors released pictures of two suspects, a woman and a man.

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A photo of the suspects detained in connection with Fátima’s murder was released by prosecutors

At about 15: 00 (21: 00 GMT) on Wednesday, police used a drone to search for the suspects and were able to locate the pair, El Universal newspaper reported. What happened to the girl? Fátima Aldrighett was waiting for her mother to pick her up outside her school in Mexico City when she disappeared on the afternoon of
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