7 Months After Her Husband Disappeared, Member Of Sonoran Searching Group Killed

Published: Friday, July 16, 2021 - 4:28pm

A member of a group in neighboring Sonora dedicated to searching for missing loved ones has been murdered.

Gladys Aranza Ramos, a 28-year-old mother, was gunned down in her home an hour northeast of Guaymas late Thursday night in a crime being called a femicide by authorities, according to the state Attorney’s Office.

When her husband, Brayan Omar Celaya, went missing last December, she joined the Guerreras Buscadoras de Sonora, one of a number of volunteer searching groups active in the state, in the hopes of finding him.

Investigators are considering that work as a potential factor in her murder, according to a state release that denounced the murder of someone searching for their husband as cowardly.

The murder prompted outcry and demands for justice from fellow searchers. On the Facebook page of the Guerreras Buscadoras de Sonora, or the warrior searchers of Sonora, Ramos was recalled as a great fellow warrior, and a strong and loving woman.

“Today they took from us a mother, daughter, sister, wife,” the post went on to say. “Who was only looking for husband Brayan.”

On her own Facebook page the day of her murder, Ramos shared a photo of her husband, asking for help in her search, and for prayers.

“We’re going to find you my love,” she wrote. “Wait for me just a little longer.”

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