2 young women were cruelly blamed for their own deaths. So a kind stranger spoke up for them.

“Yesterday I was killed. I refused to be touched, and they burst my skull with a stick. I got stabbed and was left to die bleeding.”

All María José Coni and Marina Menegazzo wanted to do was travel.

Like many 20-somethings dream of doing, the two Argentinian girls spent weeks traveling together up the west coast of South America — from Lima, Peru, to Ecuador's "Mitad del Mundo" (or "middle of the world" monument), taking pictures with bright toothy smiles the whole way.

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