A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage have admitted killing 20 women, twice the number originally suspected, Mexican media reported Monday.
The man also admitted raping some of the women and selling some of their body parts, said the newspaper El Universal, citing a prosecution report on his interrogation.
The man and woman were arrested Thursday in Ecatepec, a violent suburb northeast of Mexico City, on suspicion of killing 10 women. But the man admitted to investigators that they had killed twice that number, according to prosecution documents presented at his initial court appearance Sunday inside a local prison.
“He stated that he had sexually abused some of the women before killing them and later sold their remains, as well as their belongings,” the newspaper reported. The couple have also reportedly admitted to selling the two-month-old baby of one of their victims to another couple, who were also arrested. The case has triggered shock in Mexico, even by the standards of a country plagued by a surge in violent crime.