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Yadhira Romero Martínez biography: 13 things about Mexican woman killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Yadhira Romero Martinez was a Mexican woman. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was born in the United States. (a)
  2. Her parents, who are not U.S. citizens, live in Mexico. (b)
  3. She has two younger brothers. (b)
  4. When she was in first grade, she moved from the U.S. to Mexico. (a)
  5. She lived in Atlacahualoya, Morelos, Mexico. (a)
  6. In September 2020, she moved from Mexico to Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA with one of her younger brothers. (a) (c)
  7. She came to Minnesota to be able to provide for her family in Mexico, according to her cousin Luis Romero Ortiz. (a)
  8. In January 2021, she was with her parents and two younger brothers. It was the last time she was with them. (b)
  9. She worked at a Walmart in Bloomington. At around 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 2021, she left her job in an Uber ride-share. She never made it home from work. (a) (c)
  10. On April 23, 2021, she did not show up at work. She was later found dead at a house on 18th Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin County. (a) (c)
  11. She died at the age of 19. (a)
  12. Her cousin Jun Romero described her as “a really, really bright kid” with “no bad bone in her body.” Her paternal cousin Jennifer Smith described her as “a gentle, kind soul” who was working hard for her family. Smith and her uncle Leonel Martinez Salinas created GoFundMe pages to raise money to help transport her body to Mexico. (b) (c) (d)
  13. On April 25, 2021, Jose Daniel Cuenca-Zuniga, then 23, was arrested in Ohio, USA and accused of killing her.  (a)

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