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A nurse student, Kassandra Bravo was reported missing earlier this month after she failed to turn up to a baby-sitting job at a family friend's house.
Her mother raised the alarm after which the police issued a missing person notice.
Her body was discovered three days later lying in a ditch beside a road near the village of Las Cocinas in Mexico.
It was impossible to identify the body because her face had been stripped of her skin, detectives investigating the case said.
A post-mortem later revealed that she had been strangled, reports DailyMail.
The 19-year-old was murdered and then skinned by her stepfather whom she was planning to accuse of sexually assaulting her.
A friend reportedly told police that Miss Bravo had been planning to tell her mother Angeles Bravo, 41, that her stepfather Daniel Murrieta Sainz, 42, had been sexually abusing her since the age of 15.
The stepfather admitted strangling her and dumping the body but denied skinning her.
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