Wednesday afternoon, 42 year old Roberto Abarca Serna, a Social Science professor at the University Autonomous of Guerrerro and the founder of Carrizo Theater Company, was kidnapped outside his home in Acapulco by a group of armed gunmen.
The kidnappers called Abarco Serna's wife and demanded a $40,000 pesos ransom for his release. When his wife, Citlalli Delgado Galdino, took the money to her husband's kidnappers, she too was taken by force.
The kidnappers tied Ms Delgado to a chair and forced her to watch as they beheaded her husband.
According to State Public Secirity reports, just a few meters from Las Cruces Prison, the decapitated body of Professor Abarco was found in a blue and white Volkswagen Taxi. His wife was found sitting on a curb next the vehicle: bound, gagged and blindfolded, but physically unharmed.
Official sources stated a total 7 narco messages were found inside the vehicle and next to the body. Although the content of these messages has not been revealed, they were allegedly signed "El Chapo Guzman".
Roberto Abarca Serna was the son of the local business/trade leader Dalia Serna Tabares.
Sources: Diario de Guerrero: http://www.diariodeguerrero.com.mx/CGI-BIN/diariodegro/notipales/shownotipal.php?idnote=22981
El Sur Acapulco: http://www.suracapulco.com.mx/nota1.php?id_nota=99751