Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennessee mother and 2 yr old feared kidnapped in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

by lucio using material from el manana and face book

[Lucio] There is additional information following the first post, thank you to the Borderland Beat reader who sent it in.

A search is underway for two American citizens believed to have been kidnapped while in the border city of Matamoros, México.   

Matamoros is the location of  the last verifiable sighting.

Tennessee residents, twenty-four year-old Kelly Jean Shumake and her two year-old daughter went missing, on December 10th. Family members have filed a report with  police, of  the  disappearance,  prompting a multi-agency investigation. 


The family traveled to Brownsville, then to Matamoros, to distribute posters and file missing person’s reports there.

J.J. Treviño,  Brownsville police spokesman, confirmed that a complaint was received and filed regarding  the search for an American woman and her child, and he confirmed a complaint was also filed  in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

"We cannot do much in these cases, it isn’t  under our jurisdiction, so this limits us in investigation, we reply on what is provided to us." said Trevino.

The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros recently released a warning to American citizens traveling to or through the state of Tamaulipas, given recent reports of express kidnappings happening near commercial areas in broad daylight. 

Additional,  detailed information from KEVO-Newscenter23 



BROWNSVILLE, TX

A 24-year-old mother and her 2-year-old daughter from Tennessee have gone missing in Mexico.

Kelly Shumake and her 2-year-old daughter Clara Bella have been missing in Matamoros since December 10th.

Her sister Rosa Farmer says that the family moved to Mexico last year after her husband was deported.

Rosa Farmer, Sister of missing woman says, "They got three kids together. A 4-year-old, 3-year-old, and 2-year-old. (on)The 10th of December, her and the 2-year-old came over here to go to the hospital for medical attention, and nothing else. She just disappeared."

Investigators in Brownsville say that they never checked in to the hospital in Brownsville, or have any records of them crossing the border.

Farmer, "She's never done anything like this before. She's never just decided to leave and not let anybody know what's going on and she would have never left her two other kids. So I know something's wrong."

Rosa came to Brownsville and has been traveling back and forth to Matamoros searching for her sister and niece.

Farmer, "The kids, the other two, they miss their mom. They miss Clara, their sister. They ask every day, 'when is my momma coming home', and it's hard."

Jose Trevino, BPD Spokesperson, "As far as what we know is that she and her 2-year-old daughter were last seen on that date. Now, we're asking to see if anybody has seen her or knows of her, to give us a call."

Brownsville Police information is very limited on this case since she has no known ties to Brownsville.

She was last seen in Matamoros and her family lives in Tennessee, and there were only rumors that she was seen shopping downtown Brownsville prior to when she went missing December 10.

If you have any information on this case, you are urged to call Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 546-8477.

81 comments:

  1. This is some straight bullshitt from both fuckin sides!!

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    1. They should find the deported mx husband. He might know what the deal is... if he is still alive

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  2. ...and then, the 43 were forgotten...barely a peep about them now

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  3. do not go to Mexico u could die

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    1. I was in Mexico Michoacán to be specific I stayed there for Christmas and new year nothing was really happening like BB or any other blog or news station report on how violent it is down there

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    2. At your own risk

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    3. Do you think we make this stuff up?? I live in Michoacán, and crime down here is under-reported in the local and national media.

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    4. I know that in la piedad, the neighborhood boss told all the streets urchins and drug addicts to make themselves scarce while the nortenos were visiting (NOT Nortenos as in gang members but as in families coming from the US)

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    5. Does anyone here know anyone who lives in Monterrey and could tell me the state of affairs as far as drug cartels? I won't give much detail but a friend of mine went to see her parents in Monterrey over the Christmas break. She was supposed to be back on the 27th of December but hasn't been heard from since the 24th of December. She has 2 kids, an apartment, nursing school...she wouldn't just walk away. How do I get someone to listen when all the police do is write a report and that is it? She lives in Texas and her apartment has not been disturbed, so she is still over there.

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  4. Sad this is big news in sources reporting Mexico events only. In the states it isn't big news. Maybe in the state she is from. She could have at least left the child with someone if she didn't care about her own safety. Now the poor child may suffer due to her negligence and disregard to the CONSTANT warnings about travel to Mexico. The US government won't make a big issue of it due to this happening in Mexico. If it were in the states and she was taken to Mexico, than that would be a game changer and hell would be paid. I bet the father is of Mexican decent and she was there to go see him. No one could be that clueless about what is happening in that deteriorating country. Travel at your own risk. The Marine that was kidnapped was mentioned, and nothing came of that. People just need to stop thinking they have the right to travel anywhere. Certain places don't recognize those so-called rights.

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    1. It happen every day just not reported

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    2. She and her three children along with their Mexican father all lived in Mexico for a while. Yes, he was deported and she along with the children followed her husband there.

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  5. They Got What They Asked For ........

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    1. @ 7:42 I hope you get what you deserve in the most horrific way you fuck

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    2. You POS! Hope you get hit by a semi truck and laid out like pancake mix. Look at that innocent little baby...these cartel shits have no hesitation to rape and brutally execute her. You fucking PIECE OF SHIT!

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    3. POS you need to think before typing.Whats in your head caca. Idiot

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    4. They got what they asked for????? What the fuk are you mentally challenged? You stupid stupid ignorant SOB!!!!

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    5. U rat shit POS. What if that was your daughter and grandaughter you rat shit. That child deserves life she needs to see the world she needs to live. U on the other hand are 1 stupid POS.

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  6. WHY? Why would you go to Mexico via la frontera? Why especially would you go to the one state with the highest rate of kidnapping in all of the Mexico? I don't care if your daughter's father is from Matamoros. He should know better, and don't tell me you followed to Tamps for the love. Yes this is sad, and you can see that the daughter is adorable, ALL THE MORE REASON TO NOT DO IT!!! Like the young couple from Denver a couple of years ago, and the went to stay in Juarez, and the husband stopped a mafioso from taking his car, and the punk left and came back with his henchmen and they emptied 100 rounds into the guy! If you must go to Mexico then FLY! Don't drive into the Tamps or Chihuahua especially. Don't stay in the northern states. Don't go to Michoacan or Guerrero. Do your homework. Find out where it has been cleared and approved for travel.

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    1. These volks tell people to go and have a great time..... They fail to mention BB. ( They think BB is media hype.) Here's the site

      http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546927&page=1778

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  7. Getting near the time to send US troops into Mexico and give it's people some basic security. It's clearly a failed country.

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    1. It will eventually get to that point. How can it not? Sooner or later, enough people will complain about missing persons on both sides. Joint ops between Mexican and American forces are a question of "when?".

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    2. USA isnt the world police buddy

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    3. Usa might be the world police since we are all over the world

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    4. The US is the World Police but only if it has Economical sence then they will step up to help other countrys. In every country that the US has soldiers its for the beneficiary of the US economy not to help the locals of what ever land they occupied .

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    5. Of course.It costs money to send resources in.

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    6. @7.22 soldiers all over the world are not there for the benefit of the american economy, but for the personal enrichment of the personal economy of the chickenhawks and war profiteers that start the conflicts there to make a few cents helping the US get rid of a few trillion dollars that will have to get borrowed again from china or whoever wants to lend the money...

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    7. If our country cared we wouldnt be spending money and sending weapons to mexico to keep it in a state of destabilization. The goal there is to make Mexico so horrible that these poor people keep flooding our borders and do jobs Americans used to do at liveable rates for minimum wage.....

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    8. Let Putin do it. He needs some bases there anyway.

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  8. This is horrible. I hope they release the mother and child.

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  9. come freaking on a 2 yr old??!!?? Getting lower and lower on the p.o.s chart!! Hope they are found

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    1. they do this often. I know a kid who was taken along with her mother. the kid was a couple of months old

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  10. Well she is a. American citizen right? ??send the army to mexico get her back!!!

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  11. So much for American peaceful resolution by superior firepower. Send in the army.

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  12. It's sad she went to spread out missing person fliers only to become a kidnapped and missing person herself and child... :(

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    1. I didn't understand it that way. I think it is saying that her family went to Brownsville and Matamoros to put out posters and missing person's reports after she and the child went missing. I wonder what she was doing in Matamoros ?

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  13. The quote above about not being "their" jurisdiction really?? Translation: saying its not their problem. And replying on whats "provided"to them? a bribe to look the other way.

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  14. Something is real fishy about this case.

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  15. Does anyone know what part of tenneesse they are from

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    1. I am her sister and we are from Nashville

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    2. Pls email me....chivis.martinez@hushmail.com
      we would like to publish a follow up story...thanks

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  16. Not there jurisdiction wtf they are talking about the usa sends troops to rescue hostages on other country's not being there jurisdiction

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    1. Obviously Mexico wont allow them.You have to ask Why?Maybe they [the gov] don't want their crimes uncovered[getting a cut of the ransom $].

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  17. The US can't do anything but maybe send more weapons to the mexican government to manage the plantation in a way that the news stop escaping from mexico to foreign agitators enemies of pena nieto's progress...
    --piches viejas estupidas, que chingaos hacen en mexico with babies?at a time when grown men with hairy asses are not safe anywhere in mexico; God, hazme el cabron favor

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  18. Send seal team 6, like they did in the Middle East to get the journalist.

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  19. All you guys and girls blaming her for going to mexico, are a bunch of assholes, and pussies; Talking shit about someone for being braver than you. Keep hiding under your mama's faldas, and watch out my longaniza don't poke you in the eye.

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    1. not too bright. read your usa mexico travel advisories and stay out of mexico is the message. so yeah i will not go and i feel sorry that this woman did not head good advice from her own government.

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    2. An American citizen is still more likely to get killed in cities like Detroit that city on an advisory...either way you strike me as a horrible person for saying you don't feel bad for that woman. What does that callousness do for you?

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    3. Amen.Sometimes I think its luck or unluck of the draw[wrong place at wrong time].You could walk down street in US and get murdered or into a McDonalds or a school same thing wrong place at wrong time.

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    4. she followed her husband after getting deported

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  20. Unfortunately this poor lady truly didn't know the dangers of traveling in Mexico. The further a person lives from the border the more uneducated they are about making noise in a city like Matamoros. A lot of white Americans believe only bad things happen to bad people in Mexico and that's not the case. They don't understand that it can happen to anyone. I hope the people responsible die a terrible death.

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  21. The Mexican people can't fight for themselves against their corrupt government and corrupt military. They should request the US to come in and clean house. 20 million Mexicans aren't in the US because things are so good in Mexico It's clear to see a revolution on the horizon.

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    1. @7:30 i am sorry, the mexican government got first digs on help from the US, and they got it in the form of weapons and training that the soldiers, police and paramilitary use and train their favorite narcs with to stick it to the proles who deserve nothing else because of their tendencies to be poor, envious and socialist communist drug traffickers, there is also their potential possibility that they will never be rich, because they are proles!!!

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    2. The expression is "first dibs".

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  22. To the reader who sent in the updated information..thank you so much, it answers questions. all other reports are so vague, even the date is corrected.

    they have been missing a month..

    i sent the info to lucio

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  23. READ THE NEW INFORMATION, she was living there

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  24. if u live in Mexico this can happen that's why 12 million Mexicans live in the US

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  25. maybe she is in Brownsville, she came to the hospital

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  26. Travel to Mexico at your own risk, the warnings are out there people. And if you live there n visit US try not to go back

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  27. Maybe she was in Mexico trying to get away from a bad situation in the state ie abusive relationship or maybe she committed a crime and she was on the run. What ever the reason I hope that she and her child are ok.

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  28. She went there, because her husband, the father to her children...got sent back to Mexico. I am sure she didn't want to split her family up, who does? This is really terrible, not just because they are American citizens, but because they are people! I have seen many cases like this before, we all have...lots of times, their spouse knows more than they are willing to share. One things for certain, just because she's an American and her child, there will not be a massive search for her. Maybe if she was some rich person, or came from a family of wealth, maybe then things would be different...it usually is. I bet if she had the last name Romney, they would be turning up every rock in Mexico, looking them! I just hope they don't end up on the list of people found dead, or missing forever. To those who think she deserves this, just proves your ignorance and complete lack of empathy for mankind!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and to let you know we got the back a little beating upbut they got there money and we got them

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  29. Did anyone read the comment left on January 6 in the updated story:
    I am Kellys cousin. All of her family lives in Georgia not Tennessee. Her sisters are Amanda, Nicky, Allie. Brothers are Robert and Sammy and nobody has heard from her. Please help find her!! Please post a picture of Kelly for everyone to be on the look out.

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  30. Forgive my ignorance but do Americans/Canadians...tourists who would go into Northern Mexican states actually just get picked up off the street by local Mexicans and murdered? I don't understand this. Why are thugs able to kidnap/torture/murder innocent foriegners without any concern? Like Harry (US citizen on motorcycle dismembered)...why is this happening...to what end?

    _Canadian girl

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    1. I think its something called the drug war and um yeah totally the entire mexican population love to murder out of boredom because "nothing" is happening.

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    2. Canadian girl 7:13 seriously?

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    3. @7:13 pm its been about a few decades your ingnorance is highly questionable. Just read about felipe calderon no one has the time to give you a century old history lesson. Just read the articles on the site por favor tsk tsk i blame fox news.

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    4. Wow everyone is crucifying her for being in mexico SHES A HUMAN BEING PEOPLE

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    5. YES it happens, I lived in Northern Mexico and left six years ago. Course if u get involved in their business, u can have a problem. They do think all North Americans r millionares. And u may get lucky and may not have a problem. Its ur call

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  31. I would also consider asking the sister for a photo of the brother in law... The father of the children... If we can find the father of the children just maybe we can start getting answers as to where they are... And what happened to them.... Find the fathers family in matamoros and start from there.... Post pictures of the children and the father.... And also what colonia they lived in matamoros..... I mean pictures of the whole family so we can put a face with the missing family members and just maybe one of us that goes to matamoros might run into them..... I hope this is a misunderstanding and not some dispicable act.... This type of people just dont disapear... They were inocent bystandards... Makes no sense... The cartel has no use for them.... Foul play by the husband is my first guess.... Then ask how did she get or was going to get from her colonia to the bridge to cross into brownsville ..... She probably is not fluent in spanish plus why would her husband let her go on her own to the bridge.... Expllanation.... This is how it works with people that cant cross but have a spouse that does cross.... The husband would drive, or go with the wife to the bridge and wait there for the wife to go over to brownsville shop, go to the doctor, or whatever buisness she has... Then wife crosses back south while husband waits and they meet again just south of bridge and that is how it is done by many spouses that cant cross...... fishy fishy fishy

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    1. True, they should start with that mx husband she had. Why did he got deported in the first place??

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    2. I agree with 10:20. Something stinks, big holes in the info. Unless I am wrong, it was 20 days before a report was made? And that was by the woman's family? Did the "husband" file a report in Mex? Where are the other 2 children? I know the articles say with the father but is that verified? The fact that the woman used an alias worries me some. This is for the family of the missing: There is a lot that can be done to bring this attention. There are a ton of organizations dedicated to bringing awareness to missing. If I can be of any help please let me know.

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  32. wheres the father is he kidnapped

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  33. @12:21, @12:22

    I get the 'drug war' and its brutality. What I wanted to convey is how can so many innocent foreigners (not the ones who go to Mexico for illegal agendas), but innocents like Canadian Ron Lloyd MacKintosh who for no reason other than sick sport was murdered with his own belt tied around a tree; American Harry Devert dismembered while riding his motorcycle through Mexico;...over 100 Canadians murdered in Mexico with Mexican officials mostly blaming the deceased for their own demise--to which Canada has proven the 'official' Mexican versions highly flawed!.

    @12:25
    'Makes no sense... The cartel has no use for them'.
    Exactly my point. Cartels have a business to run. So how can so many Mexicans who are not involved with the drug/cartels simple go out in broad daylight and slaughter decent tourists? (Again, not all tourists are innocent of drugs, guns etc.)

    It seems like some sick offshoot of society for whatever reason(s) has mutated into barbaric wasteland. It's unimaginable that such atrocities take place on law abiding tourists -- who if they cannot be protected or left alone then local innocent Mexicans don't stand a chance against these sadistic thugs (not referring to cartles--everyone knows their agenda/consequences).

    May this young American women and her baby be a positive 'living' statistic and not a victims of lawless thuggery.

    _Canadian girl

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    1. Ignorance is bliss especially for people like you who know nothing of the drug war. Im a fellow proud Canadian from Toronto and lived in Michoacan for 12 years and seen atrocities committed around innocent people not just "tourists". How dare you call the entire population (the ones NOT, I repeat N.O.T involved with the drug trade or criminal organizations) barbarians. You my friend, like 12:25 said need to either read about this "war" more or see it for yourself. I married a mexican woman and have "mexican" kids with canadian blood. The situation that Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon left the entire country in before and after their campaign had me spent my entire life savings to leave Mexico and bring my family here in my native Canada. My wife unfortunately went back to visit her family for Christmas in Michoacan 3 years ago and was murdered by The templarios after refusing to be kidnapped. Tourists sometimes are in the wrong place at the wrong time and are targeted by CRIMINALS not civilians. This poor woman and her daughter were either victims of senseless by Los Zetas who are known for nonsense violence or a band of thugs trying to make a quick buck. I pray for the missing family as much as i pray for you. The lawlessness is happening because of greed and corruption of the government that gave these monsters known as the carteles power. BB is no place for closeted racism my friend. Au revoir.

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  34. Has there been anymore word on these two people? Hopefully, this will end good. So many bad things can happen and do happen, with our missing persons, wherever they went missing, but especially Mexico. The more time goes by, the less likely, it will end good for them. Talk to her husband!!! He might have been the one to seen her last.

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  35. Hope they are okay. There's so many missing . Whatever you do . Don't let these folks persuade you or your loved ones to go to Mexico . They lie and are in denial

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546927&page=1778


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  36. Very Compassionate ,concerned site in regards to this subject.

    http://missingamericans.ning.com/

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  37. They Found them!! PRAISE THE LORD JESUS!! http://www.kveo.com/news/missing-mother-and-daughter-found

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