Monday, May 27, 2013

3 Members of Texas Family "Missing" in Tamaulipas-Another Missing TX Man Dead in Matamoros

Borderland Beat
 
Two separate cases of Texans who went missing in Matamoros-one found dead
 
A Valley family says three of their loved ones have gone missing in Mexico, among them, a former Marine.
Armando Torres III, Armando Torres Jr., and Salvador Torres were last seen on May 15th, when they crossed the Los Indios International Bridge
A family member tells Channel 5 News that they were on their way to visit other family members in the state of Tamaulipas, [Matamoros] but never made it to their destination.
Patricia Torres says, "Armando's parents and my mother in law, they're waiting for an answer, well us too and its pretty hare you know, to deal with this every day and it's horrible."
Family members say the FBI is now investigating the disappearance of the three men.
Photo below is of missing marine, more information in English is found using the bottom link
Texas Man Missing in Matamoros Found Dead

  
A Harlingen [Texas]  family's search has ended in tragedy.
Family members confirmed that the body of Apolonio “Polo” Sanchez, Jr. was found south of the border in Matamoros.
The Harlingen home health care provider went missing in Mexico on the weekend of May 10th.
Sanchez was supposed to coach a youth soccer game but never made it to the field. Family members reported that 49-year-old man's body was found over the weekend.
The Harlingen man’s remains have since been returned to the United States.
 
No word on arrests or suspects at this time but the case is been assigned to homicide detectives. [Valley Central]
 
Note:
The following is a comment sent in from a reader who personally acquainted with  the former marine and was the marine's former employer.  If you feel compelled to encourage the US government to  seek answers for the family use the links below.  It is difficult to get cooperation from Mexico, however, if citizens apply pressure perhaps it will motivate officials to  seek information for the family.
 
I remember in 2011 when hundreds of bodies were discovered in Tamaulipas clandestine fosas.  I was surprised to learn there were 4 or 5  Americans that had gone missing in November 2010. Multiple disappearances in a month is very unusual.  One American father of 3 was taken off a bus.  Regional newspapers ran articles about a couple of the missing men, but the US government and national news media largely ignored the stories.  The families were asked for DNA to compare with the DNA of the remains found in the mass graves.  There was one match that I am aware of.  It is a puzzlement as to why the government and the media do not highlight these incidents.  Here is the comment from a reader about Armando:
 
"This Marine worked for me for 3 yrs. He served his country honorable and is an Iraqi veteran. He moved down by the border with his kids and just recently left the reserves in Galveston. He went to visit his father that he had not seen in a while. If you would like to help please contact the following to apply pressure on in the right places."
This former Marine and his family need support Texas/Mexico. When is enough, enough? When they finally come for you??? What then? Who will save your life?
 
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49 comments:

  1. Well....GEE...let me see I think I will take a stroll to lawless country, where there is no rule of law and see what happens...how stupid can you be???
    Don't these people go on line or watch the news??? Feel bad this happened but in the end they made that decision. Like the old saying goes, you made your bed now lay in it.

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    1. Damn dude your fucking cold.

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    2. Que pendejo eres neta we un dia vas a tener k ir a mexico y vas andar bn trucha y cuidadoso.. nun k debe de burlarse de la muerte de otros

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    3. You dumbass insensitive prick!!! You dont have a clue as to why any of these people were even going into mexico. Maybe they were for the wrong reasons but then again maybe they had family, a dying mother, a sick grandmother etc....... and maybe that was the reason for them "Having" to go. Dont run your mouth just so you can read your own post later asshole!!!

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    4. Yea no kidding. Why even cross into Mexico? By the way, BB, good articles, but again the proof reading!

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    5. Its sad but true

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    6. They were fully aware of the dangers why that really went is the question

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    7. Oh Gustavo grow some. There are millions of North Americans visiting, travelling and living in Mexico. And that includes women.

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    8. Ojala te den un matadon ati tambien pendejo.. Cueste lo ke cueste nunca se debe de olbidar a su familia

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    9. I go to México all the time its not even that dangerous. that dumb fucker on the top blames it on the victim cuz he should have known I cant wait till you Get killed in the street like a dog and we say its your fault cause you should have known

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  2. Bit harsh Gustavo,semi-lawless more like,in the wrong place at the wrong time i believe.hundreds cross daily and they don't all end up kidnapped or disappeared,wrong place wrong time,mistaken identity or he was in something too deep.

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  3. well who knows dude, maybe they werent really doing much other than visiting family, but you are definitely correct, especially mexico's northern border. if you go into a troublesome place you will definitely find it. maybe they were kidnapped for ransome, the nappers realized the family didnt have the money and then brutally laid them to waste. such ignorance, PEOPLE OF AMERICA, this shit is REAL, this will effect you. why did they decide to move on this family?

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  4. @10:21 Yes , Who would want to take a stroll into a lawless country ? Without MAJOR news coverage of that lawlessness
    some folks will still be convinced or convince themselves its not really that bad . Instead there are billboards in U.S.A. encouraging people to "Visit Tamaulipas" and websites that create a false sense of security to travel into Mexico. And sad but true many familes reside on both sides of the border and simply want to visit their family.

    Thanks BB for again getting the news out.

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  5. What about these people ? They fearlessly ride into Mexico and tell their stories .

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546927&page=1085

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  6. We just dont know what the real motive for his disappearance could've been. Maybe he got involved with the wrong people or maybe he was just a simple victim of Mexicos violence. What ever did happen, it just suckz to see his mother suffering. May God bless him in heaven.

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  7. I have family in Matamoros. I go all the time. No one expects these things to happen because most if not all of us aren't involved in that. Please refrain from ignorant rants.

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  8. People that live along the U.S-Mex border usually have some type of family across the border. And for someone that grew up there is very common to come and go. In Tijuana you don't get messed with if you're a civilian that's just minding their business. Don't know if its like that over there. I myself don't cross often anymore. And I lived in San Ysidro all my life. Not because I'm scared or worried, them long lines crossing back is what keeps me away from there. Something is not right about these particular people.

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  9. Dont go down there its not worth it. Miguel Aleman, Cd. Mier and Camargo are bad. The Cerralvo, Dr. Gonzalez, Pesqueria to Cadereyta has heavy criminal activities during the day. Military convoys patrol the areas very heavily setting up check points.This is first hand news...... I went down there to visit family. It was scary the towns are so desolate just people going about their day and hoodlums at the corner checking things out. I hadnt been back in 8 years. This trip reminded me of my service in Vietnam. Mexico or at least the towns of my descendants have become like 3rd world environment. I look at it as gone and a dump, I feel sorry for the children as theyre growing up in this type of criminal environment. So sad that these young children will follow the same steps as others. I only wish Mexico the best and hope that things get better.


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  10. There is no limit to the big headedness of 'Merkuns; we're so "special", we can go into the middle of a besieged region and be perfectly fine. La Di Da.

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  11. I would never travel into Mexico for any reason whatsoever.
    The place is a third world toilet.

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  12. Hope there ok...and the family stays strong

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  13. U stupied fuk, many of us hete in the valley have fam on both sides. Also jobs ranches and other things. Life in the valleys diffrent then life in oklahoma or ohio for example. It pisses me iff when stupied fuks comment on shit thay have no clue about

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  14. 100,000 people cross the 3 bridges of Brownsville each week, on foot and vehicles. your chances of getting killed are less likely than in a motor vehicle accident.

    Put it in perspective people, and put the blame on the perps not innocent people that have crossed safely hundreds of times to visit relatives.

    If you have a different view why not state it with compassion? not sarcasm...paz, chivis

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  15. I truly feel bad for the three dudes and their family. It's shame and my prayers go to their families. Is this related to the Narco War??? Perhaps this is kid napping 101. Its been going on for ages all over the world. O perhaps they are deep with a cartel. Who knows, but why put this story on BB.

    This is fantastic news!!!!! Serious, this is good. BB is stretching for news. As of late, there are no block busters to report, huh. Lately BB has been providing histories of cartels and cartels leaders, petty stories and court hearings.

    Can this be true? Is Pena Nieto mandate working? Limited media reporting on the drug war. Chill people, I was against his mandate as well. But in the long run, its working. Check it. When there is a mass execution, prison breaks and beheadings. BB blows up. Tons of traffic in BB when a person get their head chop up. Or when BB talks about the fortunes of a gangster, we gravitate to like it was the Rockefellers. Its unfortunate, we are fascinated by this horrific and barbaric shit. This similar to fans watching Christians being fed to lions during Ancient Rome. Gladiator shit. Its sick but we like to hear these horrific stories. It's our ever day entertainment.

    On the flip side in Mexico. When Mexican gangsters are parade when captured, showing their arsenal and all the shit that makes them hard. This creates a fab. A cult following with the Mexican young bloods. Youngsters a drawn to this life style i.e, music, clothes, wealth, etc. As for the common cartel foot soldier, when a rival cartel tears shit up and makes news. The rival cartel has no choice but to retaliate.

    Believe me you, violence continues in Mexico. It may have gotten worse. That's been established.......but BB and Narco Mundo and the other barbaric arenas have nothing exciting to report as of late. Its like on of those boring nights on Sports Center. But when LeBron hits them up for 50 points, we watch the highlights over and over. When the Zetas whack 10, we watch the highlights over and over and its the cooler talk. This shit is not sports nor entertaining. This is real. If your bored watch Friends or Chappelle Show, take a hike. You see where Pena Nieta is coming from. Stop glamorizing this shit. Give it a shot. It may work. Mexico is desperate and trying any means necessary. What more can they lose by censoring an epidemic.

    By the way, GI's in Fort Bliss have got the green light to splurge in jTown (Juarez) paint the town red. That's a good sign. I believe this is due to Pena Nieto mandate.

    I denounce BB and other sites that maintain box scores on last night narco wars.

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    1. Then stop going on this site..just mad cuase they hav'nt put a dicapitation video on bb for a couple off weeks..looks like ur mad bcuase of that..shit up and u take a hike buddy.

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  16. @May 28, 11:15AM...GI Joes in Juarez !! Will Rambo be leading them ?? Great intel from Captain America.

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  17. "By the way, GI's in Fort Bliss have got the green light to splurge in jTown (Juarez) paint the town red. That's a good sign. I believe this is due to Pena Nieto mandate."

    Yeah, there's nothing like saying things are fine while your house is burning down.


    "What more can they lose by censoring an epidemic."

    The people's trust for starters. A likely dead Marine, his father, and uncle too. Yeah, uh huh, ¡¡¡ que viva mentirosos!!!

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  18. Gustavo said Well GEE let me see I think I will take a stroll to lawless country, where there is no rule of law and see what happens...how stupid can you be???
    Don't these people go on line or watch the news??? Feel bad this happened but in the end they made that decision. Like the old saying goes, you made your bed now lay in it.

    Gustavo don't be stupid OK, I drive down to Mexico 10 to 15 times a month for work purposes. From Texas to Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas all the way down to San Luis Potosi and sometimes to Guanajuato.

    Mexico is not 100% safe but is not like everyone who goes down there will be killed. I have been doing this for five years now.

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    1. Wow how do you do it buddy aren't you ever concerned for your safety the more you go the more risk you take you're one lucky dude.

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  19. They are all mexican americans, so nobody will care as much sadly.

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  20. Omg.. u fkn prick talking shit bout people going to mexico, but truth is that not only in mexico these things happen, watch the fkn news because here in texas it aint any different, they just keep it on the down low but still get caught. so stop talking shit because its not only there, its everywhere, your just so stupid enough to notice you fucken bastard.... one day someone will make you eat your fucken words asshole,

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  21. sooner or later sooner or later...
    "Anonymous said...

    I have family in Matamoros. I go all the time"
    gonna get you.

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  22. BUSTED! american marines with mexican blood sell weapons to mexican cartels

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  23. ok cool you denounce BB, so you wont be back, and i wont spend another 5 min reading another ignorant post from you hoping to gleen some useful thought or info before i get to the end and realize you had nothing to contribute of value

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  24. My wife works with Mexicans and even they are afraid to go back to Mexico for a visit. The people who go are those who must go or those who are completely clueless. Either way it's luck of the draw. To improve your luck don't go but even then shit happens.

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  25. This Marine worked for me for 3 yrs. He served his country honorable and is an Iraqi veteran. He moved down by the border with his kids and just recently left the reserves in Galveston. He went to visit his father that he had not seen in awhile. If you would like to help please contact the following to apply pressure on in the right places.patricia.guillermo@mail.house.gov (patricia.guillermo@mail.house.gov); pablo.castillo@mail.house.gov (pablo.castillo@mail.house.gov); louie.sanchez@senate.state.tx.us (louie.sanchez@senate.state.tx.us); perry.brody@mail.house.gov (perry.brody@mail.house.gov); norma.brewster@mail.house.gov (norma.brewster@mail.house.gov); Bryan Llenas (bryan.llenas@foxnewslatino.com); aide.escalante@senate.state.us (aide.escalante@senate.state.us); eddielucio@senate.state.tx.us (eddielucio@senate.state.tx.us); cynthis.gaona@mail.house.gov (cynthis.gaona@mail.house.gov) This former Marine and his family need support Texas/Mexico. When is enough enough. When they finally come for you??? What then? Who will save your life?

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  26. @9PM

    Thank you for your impassioned comment, I am adding it to the bottom of my post so it will be viewed by more readers here and on BB twitter

    Paz,
    Chivis

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  27. I guess it all depends where you go and how lucky you are I really believe their are more risks for men going vs women unless their young very attractive women then you probably won't be comin back sorry to say but the truth think about it folks.

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  28. Wtf, am i reading. All u ignorant idiots babbling about; well it depends where u cross or what time a day n shit like that.THE ONE THAT DECIDES WHEN U GO,IS GOD ALMIGHTY!! !NO one else.if HE wants somebody alive, well then they can cross every single day back n forth n nothing will happen to them.n thats that.

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  29. If he was another Jaime Zapata, then torres family would have answers. Mexico sucks thank god I don't have family in mexico. But all those theives and lazy mexicans Should burn in hell. Wishing I had magic and would chop every mexican hands

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  30. May 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM It has nothing to do with luck, is my job. People still go on with their lives every day of the week. People on the U.S look at the news about Mexico and they think no one will make it out alive. Mexico has 115 million people, 20000 murders a year is not that bad, specially during the war on drugs.

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  31. May 28, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    "This Marine worked for me for 3 yrs. He served his country honorable and is an Iraqi veteran"
    Sorry to hear about all of this,good on you bro for taking the time to explain a little of this young dude"Visiting his father for all you clowns with big mouths"Not everyone here are idiots,hopefully his family will get some kind of help and peace.His dad as well.

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  32. Lets all hope this decent family have a good outcome to all of this !

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  33. May 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM
    "Mexico has 115 million people, 20000 murders a year is not that bad, specially during the war on drugs"
    Greetings to you brother,a fellow pragmatist,your words most definitely strike a chord,calmly and to the point,without all the hysteria and bullshit.Shit happens all over the world and news and media can get people whipped up about anything. Do your thing bro,and stay safe"wherever"you are.

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  34. I'll Never go to Mexico...amen

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  35. Mexico is a sewer....we have to build a great wall, like the Chinese did to keep the mongols out.....don't go to Mexico, let those ignorant pendejos kill themselves

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  36. scared in usa. accuse my family of being dirty they were not. we lost all. house possessions bank account work truck family car but most of all they left my mother needing a psychologist my sisters brutalized and we will probably never see my father again till god unites us all. we did not see this coming and when it happens to you, you will not see it coming either.

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