MEXICO CITY - Angel Humberto Marin Licona, 25, son of Antonio Marín, a reporter for the Veracruz newspaper, Notiver, was killed, a victim of kidnapping.
According to the newspaper, Angel Humberto traveled last May 1 for a long weekend to Ciudad de Mexico with the intention of checking into a job he had been offered and then going to Six Flags.
On May 2 the son phoned his father telling him he would like to stay another day in the city and then go to the amusement park the next day.
However on May 3, Antonio Marín received a phone call from his son in which, a stranger demanded a million dollars in exchange for the life of Angel Humberto.
Marin claimed they didn't have that amount and asked the person to give him time to put it together.
"Do it and get as much as possible and wait for my call," replied the kidnapper.
The wife of Antonio Marin insisted on gathering as many objects as possible to sell, that included their old car and also putting their house up for sale as well as the few jewels she had for which they got about 30 thousand pesos.
Furthermore, relatives, friends, journalists and reporters took up a collection and gathered another amount .
But the phone never rang again, and the family lived a nightmare day and night for 15 days.
This Saturday, a family member said that Marin went to view a body in the Ecatepec Forensic Medical Service that might be his son.
The reporter from Mexico City sadly confirmed that his son had been killed and that his body was with the Forensic Examiner.
According to Notimex , the Attorney General of the State of Mexico (PGJDF) said after identification they gave the father the body of his son.
Gov. Javier Duarte went to pay his respects to the journalist Antonio Marin Cardin
The State Chief Executive said that from the first moment, when we learned of this situation, we got in touch with the State Attorney of the State of Mexico " he said.
Besides Duarte de Ocho, relatives, and politicians from all parties,attended the funeral to give their condolences to the Notiver media reporter,.including the former governor Fidel Herrera Beltran, former candidate for governor of Veracruz, Miguel Angel Yunes Linares and his son Miguel Angel Yunes Marquez PAN candidate for mayor of Boca del Rio. Also attending was the municipal president of Veracruz, Gudino Carolina Corro.
The Attorney reported that the body was found 10 days ago in the municipality of Ecatepec. Relatives of Humberto Angel reported him as kidnapped on May 2.
The State Attorney reported what follow is the investigation of crime of murder while the Attorney General's Office (PGR) investigates the crime of kidnapping.
Nuevo Leon. - The PGR took charge of the investigation of the kidnapping of a family in Apodaca, of which two men were executed in Cadereyta. Authorities rescued two children and two women, one of them identified as a niece of the deceased Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.
A source confirmed that two men, suspects arrested for these events are available to a federal prosecutor.
It isn't clear whether women rescued, one of them named Colonel, and niece of the late drug lord Ignacio Coronel Villarreal, was still being held by the PGR.
According to reports, federal authorities took over the investigation, when it was revealed the relationship of one of the women with "Nacho" Coronel, who was killed in a shootout on July 29, 2010, in Guadalajara, and who was one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa cartel along with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
Unlike other similar cases of kidnapping, with rescues and arrests, this one immediately attracted the federal authorities to the investigation.
Two woman, along with one husband and two children, and another passenger, were kidnapped in Apodaca on Sunday near the International Airport of Monterrey.
Witnesses say their Cadillac Escalade was intercepted by armed criminals in a Suburban.
The women, with the two children, one of them an 11 month old and the other a boy of five years, were taken away in one of the vehicles, and the father of the children and the other man were taken in the other vehicle.
The kidnapping sparked a strong mobilization of the various police,sparking a confrontation with criminals who had kidnapped men, in the vicinity of Pueblo Nuevo, in Cadereyta, where the kidnappers fled.
The next day, at noon, the of the two hostages were found executed in the community of La Concepción.
The state police rescued the two women and two children in a cellar of a house on kilometer 9 of the road from Cadereyta-Allende, where kidnappers were killed and were captured.