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.
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]
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?