Rabat – Local inhabitants of the Oued Ifrane rural community in the Ifrane region in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, found a decapitated woman’s body in a deserted area of the region, on Friday.
The woman, aged 24, was a Moroccan divorcee with one daughter, according to Moroccan media.
According to Moroccan television channel TéléMaroc, the woman’s head was found about six meters away from the body.
The gendarmerie and local authorities rushed to the crime scene to investigate the brutal murder.
The authorities transported the woman’s body to the morgue of Azrou Regional Hospital for an autopsy.
The motives for the murder are unknown, and police have not released any information about potential suspects.
The murder comes just 11 days after terrorists murdered two young Scandinavian women near Imlil, 90 kilometers south of Marrakech.
Shocked and horrified by the act of terror, Moroccans condemned the murder and expressed sympathy for the victims’ families on social media, on the streets, and in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Morocco.