Joyous Heart U.S. citizen found dead in Mexico

Mexico: Joyous Heart U.S. citizen found dead Joyous Heart U.S. citizen found dead inside her home

The United State embassy in Mexico reported on the murder of a U.S. citizen in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

The victim identify as Joyous Heart was found dead inside her house on February 1st 2013, with stabbed and beheaded.

However, until today it was announced the event.

In a statement, the Office of Guanajuato said that since working with the new penal system, cannot give details of the investigation to conclude.

Meanwhile, the website of the City and Power magazine reported that the woman had around 40 stab injuries, adding that was engaged in rented rooms to visitors, especially Americans.

The government of San Miguel de Allende issued a statement in which he explained that the murdered woman had an adopted daughter, who is 18-years-old and could not be located.
The text said that place tenants reported a strong altercation between mother and daughter, saying that after that situation, “the mother had not left his house, which seemed strange and made the report.”
Also reported that the victim’s daughter was adopted four years ago when she was 14, and then suffered from severe schizophrenia.

Reports say that inside the home, authorities found no evidence of missing objects that do involve robbery as a motive, although it is investigated whether there were in place other valuables.

Residents of the community of Santa Teresita de Don Diego in San Miguel de Allende, said they were dismayed by the news that Joyous Heart was killed inside his house.

“She was a very kind lady but never talked to her, only pure greeting, so we knew by their workers she said she was single, I was talking to her maids, she has no one here, just had a sister in the north” said Mrs. Remedios.

“We realized that there were many police, going inside the house, said we ask what happened to her. She has been living here seven years, Remedios ended.

In the last two years, is been three murders one it was a Canadian citizen and two Americans, both where kill with knives in San Miguel de Allende.

The first one was the U.S. citizen Peter C Mudger in January 18th, 2011. The 85-year-old was found dead at his home in flower of Allende colony. The deceased had several knife wounds and he was tied with a plastic bag over his head.

The second one occurred in June 29th, 2011 when Judith Zena Bailes 64-years-old originally form Canada was found with 23 injuries with a knife in the community of Atotonilco. The deceased was located in the house where she lived with her husband and failed to identify those responsible or motive for the aggression.

The third was the last weekend with the death of Joyous Heart.

San Miguel de Allende, a city in the state of Guanajuato, 270 miles from Mexico City.

9 Responses to "Joyous Heart U.S. citizen found dead in Mexico"

  1. Kathleen   September 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    We have had another murder of an expat in San Miguel de Allende–a Canadian woman. Where is the media coverage? Her home was robbed, and she was badly beaten, dying later in a hospital in Canada. Out of all the murders of expats there in the past 3 years, only one has been solved.

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  2. Dianna Aston   February 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    As a former journalist, I wonder why the reporter didn’t try to contact anyone in San Miguel who knew her? We have plenty to say. We knew Joyous and we knew her daughter, and we know the history. Joyous lived in SM for 15 years or so. Almost everybody knew her. Would’ve made a much better, more accurate and poignant story. Hello, editor?

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  3. sad4joyous   February 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t know that a child killing their mother (adopted or not) should be called anything other than “murder”. Domestic violence just doesn’t seem to fit. What I’d like to know is why the neighbors heard the screams and escalation in voices – and yet no one went to her aide or even to check to see if things were ok? A “close community” on real estate brochures only? 🙁

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  4. Ric Hoffman   February 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

    “beheaded” is a common translation used by web programs when the it is meant to say “throat was slashed”

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  5. Mona Molarskky   February 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Probably another example of a company trying to make money without paying professional writers. Notice the story has no byline. There’s a good chance this “content” was taken from another source and translated by a mechanical translator. Shame!

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  6. Margaret Nash   February 8, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Badly written article. Why use a non-English speaker to write in English? She was not beheaded and that was put in obviously to panic people. This was a domestic murder and there is no connection to the other two murders.

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  7. SALLY AIKEN   February 8, 2013 at 6:54 am

    GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. WE KNOW THIS FAMILY. WE LIVE IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. SHE WAS STABBED BUT NOT BEHEADED. THIS WAS A TRAGIC ACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. NOT DRUGS, NOT RAPE, NOT WANTON KILLING. GET IT STRAIGHT.

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  8. Naomi Lawler   February 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

    THIS IS A VERY POORLY WRITTEN AND INACCURATE ACCOUNT OF THE EVENT!!!! WHAT KIND OF A REAL NEWS OUTLET WOULD ALLOW SUCH AN ARTICLE TO BE PUBLISHED WITH SO MANY ERRORS? CLEARLY THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A NON ENGLISH SPEAKER!

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  9. Adrienne Bard   February 8, 2013 at 6:15 am

    This reporter does not have full command of the English language. I am shocked that The Guardian published this story… Somebody, please edit this!

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