Two sisters from Texas and a good friend are lacking in Mexico after they crossed the border final month to promote garments at a flea market, U.S. authorities stated Friday.
Maritza Trinidad Perez Rios, 47; Marina Perez Rios, 48; and their good friend, Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz, 53, have been touring in a inexperienced mid-Nineties Chevy Silverado to a flea market within the metropolis of Montemorelos, in Nuevo Leon state. It’s a couple of three-hour drive from the place the sisters are from in Peñitas, a small border metropolis in Texas close to McAllen.
Only a few particulars have been launched. The FBI stated it’s “unable to supply touch upon this ongoing investigation” and “relentlessly pursues all choices on the subject of defending the American folks, and this doesn’t change when they’re endangered throughout the border.”
The destiny of the three girls, who haven’t been heard from in about two weeks, stays a thriller and has garnered comparatively little publicity.
Peñitas Police Chief Roel Bermea stated their households have been in contact with Mexican authorities, who’re investigating their disappearance.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety say the three girls crossed into Mexico on Feb. 24, in response to Bermea. Peñitas is just a few hundred toes from the Rio Grande.
The husband of one of many girls spoke to her by cellphone whereas she was touring in Mexico, the police chief stated, however grew involved when he couldn’t attain her afterward.
“Since he couldn’t make contact over that weekend, he got here in that Monday and reported it to us,” Bermea stated. The three girls haven’t been heard from since.
Bermea stated the ladies have been touring in a inexperienced mid-Nineties Chevy Silverado to a flea market within the metropolis of Montemorelos, in Nuevo Leon state. It’s a couple of three-hour drive from the border. Officers on the state prosecutor’s workplace stated they’ve been investigating the ladies’s disappearance since Monday.
Final week, 4 People on a highway journey to Matamoros, within the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, have been shot and kidnapped. Two members of the group died and two others have been returned to the U.S.
The chums had traveled to Mexico as a result of one girl within the group was in search of a beauty process, a regulation enforcement official with data of the matter informed NBC Information. The official stated cartel gunmen focused the group in a case of mistaken identification.
The Gulf cartel apologized Thursday and 5 folks have been arrested Friday.
The federal government response and seek for the 4 People is in distinction to efforts to find 112,000 Mexicans lacking nationwide, lots of whom are being searched for under by their determined relations.