#1 Mexican investigator in Falcon Lake case beheaded, officials say10-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Mexican investigator in Falcon Lake case beheaded, officials say
By the CNN Wire Staff
October 13, 2010 11:04 a.m. EDT
(CNN) -- The lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, has been killed, his severed head delivered Tuesday in a suitcase to the Mexican military, officials told CNN.
"His head was delivered to the army garrison this morning in a suitcase after he failed to report back home last night," Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. said.
A spokesman for the attorney general of Tamaulipas state in Mexico, Ruben Dario-Rios, confirmed the killing Tuesday afternoon in a telephone interview.
The report came a day after authorities in the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office gave conflicting information on whether authorities were pursuing a pair of suspects in the case of David Michael Hartley's disappearance.
Hartley's wife, Tiffany, told authorities that her husband was fatally shot September 30 during a sightseeing trip the two were taking on Falcon Lake, which straddles the border.
While Luis Homero Uvalle, a spokesman for the office, told CNN the suspects are brothers who are "well known to this area" -- identifying them only as "El 27" and "El 31" -- Dario-Rios, the chief spokesman for the attorney general said, "We have nothing official about suspects in the disappearance of David Hartley. I do not know where that is coming from."
Dario-Rios said Monday that Flores had not indicated to him that any suspects had been identified.
Eva Rodriguez, Flores' secretary, said the news of his death came as a surprise. "We saw [Rolando] last night," she said. "After he came back [from the search for Hartley] we were all together here in the office. That was the last time any of us saw him."
She said she was not aware that Flores -- whom she described as "very dedicated to his job" -- had received any threats from narcotraffickers.
"What can you do?" she asked. "We're still going to be here. We still have to work."
And, despite the fact that "we're all scared right now," their work will go on, she vowed. "The investigation and search will still continue," she said.
10-13-2010, 01:51 PM
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maybe someone is doing one of those copycat murders.
10-13-2010, 02:24 PM
So in the investigation we were left behind and they got ahead?
10-13-2010, 05:17 PM
I think we need to nuke Northeastern Mexico from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
Please don't shoot me
10-13-2010, 05:53 PM
10-14-2010, 09:15 AM
We can take some of that money and use it to secure the border
Unfortunately our nation is too busy talking about death panels and witches to look at sensible ideasOriginally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
10-14-2010, 10:25 AM
Of course, Wei will continue to get stoned and post here, but what can you do?
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