Government officials in the state of Chihuahua are offering an $8,000 reward for information leading to someone's discovery, dead or alive, The El Paso (Texas) Times reported Sunday. Scores of women and even some girls as young as 13 have vanished in Juarez. Some have been found dead but most simply disappeared.
The effort is being undertaken by the Special Prosecution Office for Crimes Against Women, which was established in 1995. The agency aims to get the public involved in solving some of the missing persons cases that have piled up, said Silvia Najera, a spokeswoman for the agency.