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‘She was facing a real monster’

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and imagery.

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  • Sarah Ferguson and Matt Henry
  • ABC

Angeles stood in silent horror.

She couldn’t even scream. Instantly she recognised the lifeless body lying in the dust.

Black leggings, a white blouse, plaid coat: the same outfit her 13-year-old daughter Melany was wearing when she left home that morning.

“Her little face, her body were covered with dirt, like they had just tossed her out,” says Angeles, her anguish welling up in tears.

“That’s how she…

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