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.”
The lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, has been…
by Tactical-Life.com / Oct 12, 2010