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