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Mexican Investigator Was Beheaded to Intimidate Cops

Mexican Investigator Was Beheaded to Intimidate Cops

Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office spokesman Ruben Rios said that Commander Rolando Flores, the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, was killed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

October 13, 2010

The lead Mexican investigator working to solve the case of an American allegedly attacked by pirates has been killed, and sources say he was brutally decapitated.

Rolando Flores was the commander of a team of police investigating the disappearance and reported shooting of David Hartley on a Mexican border lake last month.

Ruben Dario-Rios, spokesman for the state prosecutor’s office in the area, confirmed his death, telling The Associated Press that authorities “don’t know how or why he was killed,” and that they “don’t have any details on how died.”

Flores’ headless body was left in a suitcase in front of a Mexican military compound on Tuesday, Texas Rep. Aaron Peña told CNN.

The investigator had been out searching the Falcon Lake area for clues to Hartley’s disappearance on Monday, but never made it home.

“Shortly afterward, they found his head in the suitcase,” Lesley Lopez, press secretary for U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex), told CNN.

Lopez said Cuellar’s brother, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar, was her source.

Hartley, 30, was reportedly shot while jet skiing with his wife Tiffany on Falcon Lake, which straddles the Mexico-Texas border.

Tiffany has said pirates appeared, attacked her husband, and continued to shoot as she fled to safety.

David Hartley’s body still has not been found.

Since the incident technically happened in Mexican waters, the U.S. has no jurisdiction over the case and Mexican authorities are handling the investigation.

U.S. officials called on Mexico to push harder on the case last week, and authorities had reportedly named two suspects in the case over the weekend.

But Rios denied knowledge of any suspects on Monday, saying, “We have nothing official about suspects in the disappearance of David Hartley. I do not know where that is coming from.”

Cuellar has called the area where the Hartleys were reportedly attacked a “hornet’s nest” for the Zetas drug cartel.

David Hartley’s father Dennis was deeply saddened by the news of Flores’ death on Tuesday.

“I just, I’m in shock about this right now,” he told the AP. “I really don’t have any hope that David will be found. I really hate other people putting their lives at stake. We don’t need more sons lost. If this is true, I’m just really heartbroken that this happened.”


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP...Sad

  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P. to the investigator, prayers to family and friends

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    RIP to the investigator

  • Ribbon_max50

    mkiprotection

    almost 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    I know! Lets send 3 people from the military down there and sit them at a desk!

    That'll fix'em BHO! You show them that "change".................................

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    BklynsFinest347

    almost 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    I agree also, NUKE 'EM ALL TO HELL!!

    RIP to the investigator.

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    leo4justice

    almost 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    woofaz

    almost 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    I say we Hiroshima the dam basturds.. oh wait we need a fall guy first..bring on the other cartel let em shine...

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    vlouie

    almost 4 years ago

    1366 Comments

    RIP Commander Flores, our prays goes out to you and to the Hartley family in this time of need.

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    ps4436

    almost 4 years ago

    352 Comments

    LAWs rockets would do the trick......blow these rotten no-goodniks out of the water.

  • 2011_range_day_2-19-10_max50

    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Nuke 'em!

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    BR_260354

    almost 4 years ago

    338 Comments

    I sound like a broken record when I say that their needs to be a military response to end all of this. Nothing will be solved until we send troops into Mexico. When U.S. citizens are murdered as a result of a corrupt foreign government not acting it should be considered an act of war.

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    jctruth1

    almost 4 years ago

    118 Comments

    The local paper TOTALLY failed to REPORT the entire story as the Mayor of Denver Hicken-Booper continues to keep Denver as a "Sanctuary City". Hick denies the this though, even though it was his own business who hired an ILLEGAL FELON ALIEN, who later killed a Denver Police Officer. And the mayor turns a deaf ear to the family's of those murdered and injured by Aliens. Is it any wonder why they are leaving Arizona and coming to Denver ?

    Here's a song inspired by the Hick himself.....
    http://www.mediawhore.com/boyles/hick/

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    DoubleTap451

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    WE NEED A WALL ! THE ENTIRE LENGHT OF US- MEXICAN BORDER AND A MINE FIELD. ALL NEW ARMED FORCES RECRUITS WILL TAKE WATCH AND HAVE LIVE FIRE FROM THE WALL.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Need to wall up the entire southern border, create a mined DMZ zone, and have gun turrerts all along the border to keep these savages from entering the US and beheading our Law Enforcement...

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    BForJuvCor

    almost 4 years ago

    846 Comments

    They should allow an open hunting season on these scum. $5.00 a ticket for all the killing you can do.

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