One badass mom stopped at nothing when trying to track down her daughter's murderers in what some are calling a "real-life Taken," but her efforts had some catastrophic consequences.

We all remember Taken, right?

The 2008 movie is a total classic.

It stars Liam Neeson in what may be his defining role.

As the dad on a mission to exact revenge on his daughter's kidnappers.

When Neeson's daughter goes on holiday to Europe, disaster strikes.

And after she is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring, Neeson takes action.

Instead of relying on the police, he takes matters into his own hands.

Flying over to track down those responsible, one by one...

It makes for some epic viewing.

But now a real-life version of the story has surfaced - and the internet is loving it.

Miriam Rodriguez stopped at nothing after the kidnap and murder of her daughter Karen.

Karen was taken 3 years ago by the notorious Los Zetas cartel, known for kidnapping many civilians.

Law enforcement tends to live in fear of the cartels.

So Miriam decided to take matters into her own hands, tracking down all ten of the individuals responsible for Karen's death.

And although she was successful in her quest for justice, it cost her her life.

Miriam was murdered by gunmen who broke into her home in San Fernando, Mexico.

During her crusade, Miriam cut and dyed her hair and employed a whole host of disguises.

She played various roles including a health worker and elected official in order to access the addresses of those she needed.

She even tracked down family members of the cartel to gain more information.

She's become a hometown hero, with a plaque honoring her incredible work in the local town square.

May both Miriam and Karen rest in peace.

Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca said on Twitter that the state government “will not allow the death of Miriam Rodríguez to be one statistic more" - so let's hope change is made in Miriam's honor. For more on Cartels, scroll on for what extreme measures cartels in Columbia took to those breaking coronavirus rules...