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Zumba Teacher In Mexico Turned Out To Be Serial Killer, Allegedly Murdered 4 Girls, 1 Woman

JUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 24:  Military police keep guard at the site of a murder on March 24, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all visited Mexico yesterday for discussions centered on Mexico's endemic drug-related violence. The border city of Juarez, Mexico has been racked by violent drug-related crime recently and has quickly become one of the most dangerous cities in the world in which to live. As drug cartels have been fighting over ever-lucrative drug corridors along the United States border, the murder rate in Juarez has risen to 173 slayings for every 100,000 residents. President Felipe Calderon's strategy of sending 7000 troops to Juarez has not mitigated the situation. With a population of 1.3 million, 2,600 people died in drug-related violence last year and 500 so far this year, including two Americans recently who worked for the U.S. Consulate and were killed as they returned from a child's party.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

JUAREZ, MEXICO - MARCH 24: Military police keep guard at the site of a murder on March 24, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all visited Mexico yesterday for discussions centered on Mexico's endemic drug-related violence. The border city of Juarez, Mexico has been racked by violent drug-related crime recently and has quickly become one of the most dangerous cities in the world in which to live. As drug cartels have been fighting over ever-lucrative drug corridors along the United States border, the murder rate in Juarez has risen to 173 slayings for every 100,000 residents. President Felipe Calderon's strategy of sending 7000 troops to Juarez has not mitigated the situation. With a population of 1.3 million, 2,600 people died in drug-related violence last year and 500 so far this year, including two Americans recently who worked for the U.S. Consulate and were killed as they returned from a child's party. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

It sounds like the start of a “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” episode set in Mexico.

Police in the small town of San Luis Potosi, located in the center of the country, said a local Zumba and karate teacher has confessed to allegedly raping and murdering four children and an adult woman over a three-year period.

Filiberto Hernandez, 43, was arrested on Saturday and confessed to the five murders between 2010 and 2013, the state attorney’s office in San Luis Potosi said.

With Hernandez’s confession, police found the remains of three of their victims: Adriana Martinez, a 32-year-old factory worker who disappeared in May, 9-year-old Dulce Jimena Reyes who disappeared in May and Adriana Martinez, 13, who whose body was found three years ago after she went missing on her way from school, the Colorado Newsday reported.

Officials are searching for the remains of the two other victims – Rosa Maria Sanchez, 16, missing since 2010 and 12-year-old Itzel Castillo, who disappeared in 2013 – in the fields close to where the others were found.

Between 2007 and 2012, the total number of murders in Mexico has more than doubled, rising 112 percent. Most victims were young men, but the number of women killed rose more than one and a half times, according to officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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