Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The murder of Adriana Coronado and her father

The Murder of Adriana Coronado and her father


I wasn't surprised or shocked when Adriana Coronado, the 14 year old girl, who captured headlines for a few days, after her disappearance, which occurred after her father was found shot multiple times, and set on fire, was found dead.  I was struck with a gnawing sense of certainty, as I read she had been tossed in a field, casually, still wearing her pajamas and slippers.  A familiar feeling of hopelessness and nausea as I read, and see, the carnage all around us, on both sides of the border.  

In the past, I have written about killings on the US side of the border, that drew similarities or relation to killings in Mexico, the most recent ones I can recall, did not have any direct connections to cartels, or cells, or clicks in Tijuana, or elsewhere.  The parallels and common themes were enough for me to feel that I needed to share what I had read, or what I felt.  Here, is no different.  But, we have these facts, and we can mourn Adriana, and her father, and take an educated guess at what happened. 



Adriana Coronado was last seen alive at around 1:00 AM early Sunday, 13th of March.  She was said to be with her father, Caesar Vladimir Coronado, in her neighborhood of Katy, Texas, outside of Houston.  Caesar Coronado was found in Walker County, 60 miles away, smoldering, and shot multiple times.  His truck, an F150 crew cab was found about 45 miles south, of where he was killed.  Investigators believe Adriana witnessed her fathers killing. The vehicle was set on fire, and abandoned, about 10:20 on the 13th.  

 The video shows the truck bursting into flames, and the man running down an alley.  Investigators believe he was picked up by another man in a dark colored SUV.  The fact that he burned the vehicle he arrived in, suggests an accomplice, or conspiracy.  Adriana was found the following Friday, in West Houston, Harris County, her body abandoned in a field.  She was killed by multiple gunshots. 

The mother, gave a statement from Mexico, where she was said to be recovering from surgery, before Adriana was found.  She said that her husband worked as a carpenter, and she could think of no enemies he may have had.  If he did have enemies, she knew nothing about it. She asked for the safe return of her daughter.  

No motive has been released, and there is nothing but speculation, linking Caesar Coronado to drug trafficking or organized crime, but there is enough to suggest a link to his murder, as well as his daughters.  The crime scenes, and causes of death suggest targeted killings, the multiple gunshots suggest an execution style killing, not a crime of passion, or domestic violence related crime.

The subsequent burning of the body to destroy evidence, as well as the burning of the victims truck, suggest concealing a pre-mediated crime, not a robbery, as the truck was burned, rather then sold, or taken across the border.  Also, as noted, the accomplice suggests a group enterprise organized crime killing.  The burning of the body and car are trade-craft, learned or taught methods of concealment. 

The killing of Adriana, brutal as it is, shows no sign of a personal crime, robbery, child abduction, or a sexual assault gone wrong.  It is a straight execution killing, multiple gun shots, and coldly left in a field, where temperatures likely reach freezing at night.  She was likely killed as she was a material witness to her fathers killing and kidnapping.  Everything seems to indicate a targeted execution type killing, which brings us to Houston, Texas, where Los Zetas and elements of the Gulf Cartel are the main faces of drug trafficking.  

It's possible that Caesar Coronado was aligned with a rival group, or owed money, or had been accused of being a cooperator, though that is pure speculation.  Another killing, which is wrenching and horrific, all the more so, as it happened in the US, whereas in places like Juarez and Iguala, this is a sickeningly common occurrence.  



* Video of person of interest leaving the scene of the incinerated truck



Sources: Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, CNN

98 comments:

  1. A carpenters wife getting plastic surgery.

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    1. In Mexico anything is possible...

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    2. You are right it is suspicious that this guys wife was getting plastic surgery but it does not really give a real motive or much less justify the killing of both this guy and his 14 year old daughter. That is the risk any person in the drug game takes however. I've met people, married couples over the years that might be involved in drugs and the spouses of the men involved as well as their children live in different cities all together! From cd Juarez as far away as Denver for example. Or NY city to Denver again also. I do not ask questions and am much less involved but from what I can tell this is the way some big time drug dealers of which you might never see in the news being captured or dead live their lives to protect the security of their loved ones!

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    3. My first thought . I read so many stories where family members claim their innocent victims . There are innocent victims out there but this one smells of some involvement in the business . Besides why else would BB post it . Surely not because of race .

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    4. I don't see plastic surgery written anywhere, just surgery.

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    5. If there's no factual proof that he was a member of the cartel and surely most people would assume that he was involved with some kind of drug dealing off sort, maybe the wife wanted to cash in on a life insurance policy. Hum?

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    6. I live in Houston. For the time (until they discovered Adriana's body) it wasn't close to freezing, but I totally agree that this was a professional (probably Mexican cartels) hit. IMO, the burned out truck was an attempt to destroy evidence and the burning of the father and execution of the daughter warnings to others so that they do not create 'trouble'.

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    7. I haven't seen anything about this crime to be drug related. Why is this here on BB?

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    8. Are you people a bunch of idiots or you don't know how to read? This article doesn't say anything about plastic surgery.

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    9. @11:42am exactly, no mention of plastic surgery

      Canadian girl

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    10. Canadian girl, besitos.

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  2. When you see the video of the sicario there is nothing spectacular or flashy about him. Just another poorly dressed Mexican. Nothing sticks out about him. Nothing that you'd remember afterwards. These are the best hitmen. So many people believe the Hollywood stereotypes. Cuidadense de todos. Nunca se confíen ni de los mendigos. - El Sol Perdido

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    1. You mean the polo wearing illiterate? Their easy to spot too.

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    2. They arrested a suspect already in magnolia texas

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    3. Sol, you watch too many movies. Movies are make believe.

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  3. When you see the video of the sicario there is nothing spectacular or flashy about him. Just another poorly dressed Mexican. Nothing sticks out about him. Nothing that you'd remember afterwards. These are the best hitmen. So many people believe the Hollywood stereotypes. Cuidadense de todos. Nunca se confíen ni de los mendigos. - El Sol Perdido

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  4. Sad sad sad, kill him if he was in the game but don't mess with anyone else WTF

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    1. That's how all the cartels operate... it's the risk of being in the game everybody that goes in knows they are not only risking their own life's but that of their families, with exception of the big time bosses like chapo or 40

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    2. Anon 1:17 pm Chapo and Z40 did get relatives killed so their families were not bullet proof. Chapo had brothers, uncles, nephews, and one son killed and Z40 had 2 brothers and one nephew killed.

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  5. The article says:"The mother, gave a statement from Mexico, where she was said to be recovering from plastic surgery," depending on the type of plastic surgery, that tells me she was trying to look good for someone in Mexico. Sounds to me like that someone didn't want her husband around. Her daughter was just collateral damage.
    Another curiosity I have is if he had life insurance and if she was the benefactor.

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    1. @8:40. That is really strange. Your computer screen is showing something different than mine.

      Mine says "The mother, gave a statement from Mexico, where she was said to be recovering from surgery, before Adriana was found."

      Notice that there is no word "plastic" preceding the word "surgery".

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    2. I also find it suspicious that this was to happen the time she was out of town the time of the murder. The perfect alibi, I've seen relationships turn so sour you despise the other individual and become callous of what might happen to or anyone involed in the relationship. Murders always lie close to home most of the time, I say the detectives handling the case should immediately request the wife to come back into the U.S for questioning and if she doesn't comply request the Mexican government to immediately seize her and extradite her to the United States.

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    3. Are you blind or stupid because I didn't see anything about plastic surgery. Just surgery.

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    4. I guess your computer is defective cause I copied and pasted and several other commenters are saying the same thing.

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    5. Next, check the phones of everybody involved, there is no biiig heavy politician here to protect...
      --As for crime coming to the US, Chuy Quintanilla and Guillermo Gonzalez Calderoni were murdered a balazos in Tejas too, and there is no hope of their murders ever getting solved...

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  6. I don't see any video and can't figure out why this story is here.

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    1. Stay off BB then pal.

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    2. Because it is linked to the cartel genius.

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    3. 8:58 ...and with coke bottle bottom glasses, you would still not "see"...

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    4. I still don't see any video. I have no idea what anybody is talking about.

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    5. I want to see chivis FOTOS!!!
      --Everybody else, go to sleep now, take your milk bottles with youses, mommy se va de Güila because, it is Friday, TGIF!!!

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  7. it's shitty ass Houston u Cld get killed there just because.there's a lot of organized and disorganized crime all over h town.hope they find what happened.

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  8. He definitely got into some deep shit, unfortunately innocents got to pay. Her father fucked up.

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    1. Innocents do not "got" to pay but criminals do. What an idiotic statement to espouse.

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    2. Anon 7:20 am innocents do not got to pay bit they do on a daily basis and is a reality.

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  9. A case similar to the McStay family murder, no evidence of Drug Related.

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    1. 9:21 the drug thing in the McStay case was debunked, most likely it was for financial gain.

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  10. Heartbreaking,to see her pictures a carefree young girl unaware of the horror to come.I hope the guy who did this gets his full deserve,in this world though he probably wont

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  11. These guys are real scum bags .. they need to be taken out.. In tired of hearing stories of these filthy cartel pieces of shit. you are not men of honor. there's plenty of room for you mother fuckers in hell. you know who you are

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  12. Valor and I were talking about this case today. we both think it is narco related

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    1. I would like to see the wife questioned honestly. Why did this happen when she was out of the country is my question. If it was Narco related why does she feel safe enough to travel to Mexico for surgery is also a good question. I think if the Man had problems with any cartel he'd advise his wife not to go to Mexico, carpenter's make a good salary I am one and most of us pull in $100,000 a year depending on experience and jobs we have in that year sounds like enough to save up for surgery here in the states. I don't know though this has a deeper feel to it than just another cartel killing.

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    2. Does the police think is narco related too? Or just you and Valor? Maybe you guys should call the cops and tell them what you think.

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    3. I live in Houston and have been keeping up with the news. It was so obvious it was drug related. It has all the signs of it. I feel for the girl, she had no fault...

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    4. And to think, it was her classmate friends that reported her missing after they were suppose to have a sleepover. I believe the sleepover was suppose to happen at her home. Thank God no other kids were hurt. Smh

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    5. They got a suspect in custody from a trailer park in magnolia texas

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    6. Since day one I too believe it was cartel related. Considering it happened near the fiasco dea/18 whee
      wheeler raid. No one is telling us anything...not the FBI or DEA. EVEN Houston with it's low murder rate,it is always about drugs. And,no one gets shot and burned either.i will be happy to go back to Cape Town. But,I will continue to read BB. Grazie and peace Chivis.

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    7. Anon 1:07 pm no one has said anything about this to be drug related yet. The men arrested have drug related incidents with the law. But no one have said this is drug related or cartel related.

      I have read about other incidents where people got killed over drugs and yet is not drug related.

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    8. 7:30 the user you responded to didn't say someone said it's drug related but only that they believe it to be so.

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  13. Where were the Captain America gun mongers? I thought they would be ready to spring into action but as they could see their simplistic, juvenile fantasies of heroics don't reflect reality. It's a lot more complicated.

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  14. the man looks like hes movido .. by the way hes dressed .. he likes nice things ... his wife likes plastic surgery .. hopefully more info from somebody who knows him

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    1. How do u know his wife likes plastic surgery,idiota.?

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    2. The most ignorant cooment of many I read on here. So from a single picture, you assume that? I guess everyone that likes nice things and dresses "nice" is involved with the cartels right? Women who get cosmetic surgery too huh? Pendejo.

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    3. What the hell is MOVIDO?

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    4. 4:03 well, this being tejas...
      I remember beloved sheriff lupe treviño...and how a $100.00 dollars investment can be turned into a 7 trillion dollar war for the US...or two...or three...muchas wars...

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    5. Wow he said he dresses nuce wtf how do you dress so if you have clean clothes you are drug related wow

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    6. Pinche vato pendejo neta. To bad I'm not in front of you otherwise I will slap you hard.

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  15. This story and the ending of the daughters life is both sad and messed up. Don't bring that cartel problem home to your family.

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  16. My sources around this tell me the father was involved with "one of the cartels. The authorities aren't telling us which one. But he was on a local vice unit's radar."

    My sources are in the media, just like I am. Reporters. Investigators. I trust they know their intel sources.

    This was a cartel retaliation execution. Plain & simple.

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    1. I believe this

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    2. Well I have seen lots of people get killed over a few hundred dollars in drug money so what make you guys think this is cartel related ?

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  17. They just had a swat standoff with connection to that case, DEA was part of the multi agency that was there.

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  18. Breaking news, a very active scene in a Magnolia neighborhood. A SWAT situation has just concluded, connected to the Amber Alert murders of 14-year-old Adriana Coronado and her father. Houston Police, the DEA, and Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene. We're seeing investigators leave the scene with bags of evidence and cars are being searched at the home.
    http://abc13.com/news/major-development-in-search-for-katy-teens-killer/1260374/

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    1. I hope the catch these dirty sons of bitches . Death penalty . Let them rot on death row a few years before they burn in hell.

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    2. I hope they get these pieces of shit scum demons who will burn in hell. killing innocent people is wrong especially a little girl

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    3. Great news, hope that she gets justice, there was no sense, in killing her, I have kids that age. I'm an ex-military member from the Rio grande valley, and now I have weapons in my household, for protection. no shot to the air, or halt . just aim and fire, hopefull that she gets justice, a carrying Father!!

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  19. Agree 100%. Will be interesting, if they've identified and apprehended suspects, what their connections are (if any) to organized crime, whether the wife had multiple high-dollar life insurance policies out or exactly what the motive was for this crime. Thanks for the link.

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  20. It's a fucked up situation they have no more respect for family he must of done some dirty ass shit..... Say what it is!! It does not say plastic surgery get it right!!

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  21. And muthafukrs wonder why Golfitas and TetaZ cant hold on to their turf... Too many stupid moves like this . PURO CJNG...

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    1. ... CJNG Is Not A United As Some May Think ... Bunch Of Grasshopper's (Cartel Jumpers New Generation) ... That Will Be Their Demise As "Some" Are Providing Counter Intelligence ... Can You Really Trust Someone Or People Who Worked For The Other Side? ...

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  22. What assholes to kill the 14 year old daughter of an enemy of theirs! These fuckers are COWARDS BIG time. Fuck all the killers in the world.

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  23. It's narco related!!

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  24. The relatives of the victims ought to be allowed to torture the criminals for a week or so prior to their execution. Cut off pieces of their body, shit in their mouths, cut out their intestines etc.

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    1. I concur. This would be ideal!

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  25. Recent double murder in Rio Grande City seems like a hit too. Ladies tied up and shot.

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    1. I really doubt it was both worked for the school district

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    2. Husband was an investigator for Starr County.

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  26. God will ALWAYS reveal evil

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  27. Hey back in feburary 6 people were executed in there house in chicago illnois, they also killed 2 kids along with the elders it was a horrible thing look it up , the cops didnt let out any evidence or the media didnt follow up

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    1. HEY 6:01 PM,WHEN POLICE DIDNT SAY A THING IN USA ,I BET YOU IS A CARTEL HIT ..

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    2. In Chicago, the parents, the daughter and the son, and the two kids of the daughter were murdered, all by knives, except for the daughter, said to have been shot somewhere else, to bring her back home and kill everybody else makes this look passional.

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  28. Living too good not to be cartel

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  29. They mentioned in one article that he had spent time in prison in Mexico, but didn't specify the reason. Could be related?

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  30. These cartels are no better then the terrorist in the Middle East.They sneak around like moles(a type of rodent)and target innocent children to do their crimes so they don't have to take the fall.If they really cared about their families and babies they would learn how to make an honorable way of living. It amazes me that these members consider working for these cartels knowing one day their family and babies could be executed. See the cartels don't need a reason to kill the head could wake up one day and decide he does not like you or worst yet the people you trust will set you up to get in good with the boss. What a life????? Always looking over your shoulder never having true friends? Ask yourself is it really worth the money,to lose your family and life. God be with you in making the best decisions for you and your families.Sending love and truth your way. They don't love you they just want to profit off you. It's all about money and power. God is not here.

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  31. @chivis, what's going on with the 2 girls that were shot execution style in Rio Grande City? It seems to me that it was a message to the husband of one or both...maybe they owed money or were snitching, I don't think the cartel or whoever did it, did it for the heck of it. I'm saying in the way it was done.

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    1. Guadalupe Vela was charged with the double homocide back in January.

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  32. Denver just had a major raid DEA,Feds, ect... great work guys!!!!

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  33. Poor girl.. She didn't deserve that.. I hope her killer(s) are brought to justice.

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  34. Poor girl just, got caught up in her parents shit. What hurt to see was her mom refuse to come home and join in her search, I don't know but if it was my child I wouldn't care if they kill me I'm coming to search for my child. Just seems like she knew what was going on or who it may have been,and for someone going to Mexico for surgery she recovered quick! I was sharing her missing person post on fb and found her moms fb and for a carpenters wife they seemed to have enough money for surgeries and frequent trips to Mexico. My family lives on the border and even then we can't go more than once every couple yrs. Hope the truth comes out soon and killers brought to justice.

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  35. Just FYI guys... I have buddies that work for the HPD narcotics division and they claim that Houston has a major presence of Juarez and Sinaloa cartels when it comes to the marketing of controlled substances .. Zetas and golfos are actually more involved in human smuggling and prostitution rings .

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  36. It is a shame that a young woman died over something her father was involved in.
    Rest in peace girl.

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  37. It will be sad if the mom has knowledge of the fathers business and don't say anything.

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  38. There was this time when the Cartels made a pact that to never bring the Violence to the States for fear of inciting the wrath of the Americans and their Government. Well,just like heroin, the tolerance for violence becomes more immuned that pretty soon the Cartels are going to start leaving narcomensages on their victims on the American side.

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  39. I don't understand why the mother isn't being questioned. In her first interview she made sure to get camera ready (if my child was missing I don't think I'd care what I look like), in her second interview she had a new set of nails (once again if my child was missing I doubt I'd be at the nail salon) and when they interviewed her after they found the body she was "crying/sobbing", however I never saw any tears stream down her face. Just saying...

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    1. @8:02 Remeber the conceited kids in school? Well some stayed like that way into adulthood. Some people never do away with their vanity. - El Sol Perdido

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    2. I can guacarearme when I think someone said never give all the love nor all the money to a woman...
      --El Güero Palma's wife proved it true too.

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  40. I can guarantee the dad was an informant.

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    1. 11:34 Don't guarantee nothin' shit...
      --speak facts...

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  41. Strange how you realized this story had to do with the drug trade. I saw the news update in which the father was involved in the cocaine business. I knew he had to be in the drug trade because how can a carpenter (regular employee) have a well dressed, made up, hair and nails done, traveling homemaker wife lol...

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