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'An open wound': Mexico's missing women and girls

Published 8:26 PM ET, Sun May 15, 2016
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A woman in Mexico City cries in her daughter's bedroom. Her daughter Amairay was an 18-year-old student who disappeared in 2012. Nuria Lopez Torres
An altar is set in a home living room for Amanda, a 16-year-old who never came home from school in 2012. Every night, her father and sisters pray for her, said photographer Nuria Lopez Torres. Nuria Lopez Torres
Karla Patricia is the daughter of Anayeli, a 23-year-old who disappeared in October. Anayeli left for work in the morning but never arrived. Nuria Lopez Torres
Africa Camila was 4 years old in this portrait. The 11-year-old disappeared in September when she went out to buy candy. Nuria Lopez Torres
Tadeo, 7, holds a flyer next to his grandmother, Rosa Maria. Tadeo's mother, Fabiola, was kidnapped in 2012 when she left for a job interview. Nuria Lopez Torres
Lipstick and graffiti mark the room of Rocio, a 15-year-old who disappeared in November. Nuria Lopez Torres
Nayeli, a 19-year-old who disappeared in 2011, wrote this note in a photo book for her mother. Part of it says, "Here is your little family safe, remember that all of us love you." Nuria Lopez Torres
Lorena Ivonne's parents pose for a photo in her room. The 25-year-old disappeared in September when she left the house to go to work. She and her son were living with her parents after a divorce. Nuria Lopez Torres