Esther Chavez


Age: 76


Summary: women's rights activist who first drew attention to the brutal slayings of women in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where more than 100 women were strangled and their bodies dumped in the desert or vacant lots in a string of killings that began in the 1990's.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: June 2, 1933


Died: December 25, 2009


Location: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico