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A chilling new crime documentary centering on the infamous Mexican serial killer Juana Barraza, also known as «The Little Old Ladykiller,» is coming to Netflix in July 2023.

Details about the documentary are still limited, but we’ll update the article once we get more information.

The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders is an upcoming Mexican true crime documentary directed by María José Cuevas and produced by Ivonne Gutiérrez and executive produced by Laura Woldenberg.

Woldenberg operates the independent production company Mezcla, which previously worked on the Spanish documentary, The three deaths of Marisela Escobedo, released on Netflix in 2020, more behind Heavenly Bites: Mexico for netflix.


When is The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders Documentary coming to Netflix?

The release date of the documentary is listed on Netflix as July 27, 2023.


What is The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders?

The synopsis of the documentary has been coming from netflix:

“The 2000s began in what was then the Federal District, with a series of murders that endangered the capital’s police: elderly women strangled in their own homes. The profile of the victims provokes social outrage and media attention never seen before. The Attorney General of the Republic invested all its resources and efforts in the capture of the first serial murderer in the history of Mexico. Witnesses define him as a tall, robust and strong person who poses as a nurse to gain the trust of his victims. After more than forty homicides, several failed arrests and multiple contradictions, a woman is arrested in January 2006 in broad daylight, while she was fleeing the scene of the crime. Her name, she is Juana Barraza, known in wrestling as «La Dama del Silencio» and baptized in the media as «The Little Old Ladykiller». A nickname that is already part of the black history of Mexico and its incomparable popular culture.

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Juana Barraza as her wrestling character “La Dama del Silencio” (left)


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