In Honduras, one woman is estimated to die at the hands of a man every 16 hours.
It is not yet clear why Arnold Peralta, a former player for Scottish soccer team Rangers, was attacked.
Police said there were no signs of any links to last week's deadly attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were found buried near a river in the mountainous region of Santa Barbara in western Honduras
Mother and daughter, who had fled rampant violence in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa, returned to a situation even more precarious than the one they had left
A surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America has overwhelmed U.S. authorities in recent months