A female participant in a popular Mexican TV dating show was found strangled in her apartment on Tuesday.
The police of Mexico City responded to a dirty scent report and found the lifeless body of Nataly Michel Rodríguez Romero on her bedroom floor.
The 25-year-old woman appeared on TV Azteca & # 39; s live broadcast of her reality show, & # 39; Enamorándonos & # 39 ;, Spanish for & # 39; Falling in Love & # 39 ;.
Authorities said the victim's body showed signs that she was suffocated to death, according to local media reports.
Nataly Michel Rodríguez Romero, who appeared on a reality dating program that broadcasts on Mexican TV station Azteca, was found dead Tuesday in her apartment in Mexico City
The 25-year-old Mexican woman appeared on TV Azteca & # 39; s live broadcast of reality dating show & # 39; Enamorándonos & # 39 ;, Spanish for & # 39; Falling in Love & # 39;
The program has been on the air since October 2016.
Participants in the show are known as & # 39; amoroso & # 39; s & # 39; or & # 39; lovers & # 39; and they answer questions of their possible dates before deciding whether they will go with them or not.
The show made headlines – albeit negatively – when Mexican magazine TVNotas reported that female participants in the reality show and a former producer, Hernán Albarenque, who lives in Argentina, were involved in prostitution.
A source close to the program's production told the April publication that several people on the outside are hiring female participants from the age of & # 39; 18 and as old as 23 & # 39; to perform sexual favors.
They earned them a whopping 11,000 Mexican pesos, about $ 600, for an entire night of fun, minus the 30 percent tax they had to pay.
Cops found Nataly Michel Rodríguez Romero strangled in her apartment in Mexico City, Tuesday after concerned resident informed local police about a foul odor
The Mexico City Attorney General's office is currently investigating Rodríguez Romero's death, but no arrests have been made
The Mexican magazine TVNotas reported that female participants of the reality show & # 39; Enamorándonos & # 39; and the former producer, Hernán Albarenque (photo) from Argentina, were involved in a prostitution ring. DailyMail handed him out for comment
& # 39; The lowest, according to this, starts at 1500 pesos ($ 79) for an hour; 7,000 pesos ($ 316) for five hours, and they give them 4,000 ($ 210); and up to 10,000 pesos ($ 526) for the entire night, and they receive 7,000 ($ 368), & said the person, according to TVNotas.
The leaders of the prostitution cell are said to have been executed in the opinion of victims who they thought were the most vulnerable, had family problems or were living alone and had economic needs … who were unmarried.
The source also said that the stake leaders not only hire Mexican nationals, but also foreigners living in Mexico, especially Venezuelan women, because they were very attractive to clients. & # 39;
Nataly Michel Rodríguez Romero (right) appeared on a live broadcast of TV Azteca & # 39; s reality dating show
The prostitution escapades took place in the seaside town of Acapulco, but the foreign workers were taken to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya.
The women were forced to work 24 hours a day and only had one hour of free time to eat. But they had to remain isolated and out of the public eye because their bosses feared they would be easily identified because they had appeared on the reality show.
Rodríguez Romero's shocking death comes three weeks after the former Miss Uruguay beauty queen, Fatimih Dávila, was hanged in the bathroom of her apartment in Mexico City. Her death was ruled as suicide.
Officials believe that the building where she was found actually formed a basis for human traffickers who forced women to have sex with paying customers.
The Mexico City Attorney General's office is currently investigating Rodríguez Romero's death, but no arrests have been made.
DailyMail contacted TV Azteca and Albarenque for comment.
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