Woman charged in woman’s death in ‘zipper-corseted’ suit
Posted On July 10, 2021
A Texas woman who died in a zipper-corded “zipper jacket” has been charged with second-degree murder, authorities said Tuesday.
The 31-year-old woman was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in the city of El Paso late Tuesday.
Police found her decomposed body in a zip-up bag at a shopping center near the site of the crime.
El Paso police Chief Jose Rodriguez said the victim was found on the sidewalk at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Paseo del Norte, a major thoroughfare.
He said she was wearing a zippered zip up jacket with a zipper on the back.
El Pueblo police identified the woman as a 28-year old woman.
The case was investigated by the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office, Rodriguez said.
The woman was not wearing a neck brace.
She also had no history of trauma, Rodriguez added.
A zipperer is a clothing item that slips down the neck and over the body to reveal the wearer’s body.
The term comes from the zippers on jeans and jackets worn by street performers in a variety of genres, including dance, rock, hip hop and rap.
Zippers are usually worn under clothes for a brief period of time to reduce wind resistance.
Zipper corsets were popularized by fashion designer Michael Ghesquiere in the 1970s.
The design is popular with older women who find the style to be more comfortable than traditional zip-ups.
They also tend to have better visibility for the wearer.
Some of the top sellers are the Celine and Dior Versace Zippers.
They are made of leather and feature zippers that go down the back of the waistband.
Zipperer’s are available in sizes ranging from small to large.