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Monday, June 27, 2016

Searching for missing daughter costs man his life

Posted by DD Republished from Mexico News Daily

A man who spent much of the last five years searching for his missing daughter was killed Wednesday in the northern Veracruz city of Tuxpan.

José Jesús Jiménez Gaona became an advocate for missing people and their families in his own community after the disappearance of his 23-year-old daughter, Jenny Isabel Jiménez, 2011. He was also one of the newest members of the National Search Brigade for Disappeared People, which has been active recently in the state of Veracruz.

Jímenez and his wife, Francisca Vázquez Mendoza, had reportedly been meeting with other members of the search organization regarding a second visit to the Córdoba-Amatlán region of the state, where human remains were found by the group in April.

On Wednesday, three people aboard a pickup truck overtook Jiménez’ vehicle on a Tuxpan road and opened fire with assault rifles. Jiménez died at the scene while Vázquez sustained three gunshot wounds and was transferred to a Poza Rica hospital.

Members of the brigade told the news website Animal Político that Jiménez and Vázquez had been members of the organization for just a month.

“What just happened to José Jesús is another example of what can happen to us, the people that are looking for their missing relatives. Unfortunately, we can end up dead, like my colleague,” said Mario Vergara, a member of The Other Disappeared from Iguala, one of the brigade’s founding organizations.

“We are very afraid because justice in this country is missing, suspended. But we try to overcome our fears so we can continue looking for our loved ones.”

 DD  (For closed caption English translation of the video, click on the little icon that looks like a gear,, when the box comes up that says spanish (auto generated)  click on  the auto translate just below that.  A box will come up with different languages and just scroll down to English and click).


  1. Pinche gobierno de mierda saben todo y no hacen nada los weyes!

  2. I think we all know what group did this, especially if it was 5 years ago... I am hoping the rivals do take over and things change. prayers go out to the daughter, as well as the family.

  3. ;) De nada
    Keep up the good work

  4. When is EPENISNIETO term up? Whoever takes over got a whole lot of cleaning to do. Has anyone interviewed Calderon about the mess he started n left behind?

    1. Do you really think whoever comes in is going to care and do things different? This is not a president's job, someone more powerful is behind this. The president will just be another puppet.

  5. Looks like he found her

  6. Makes me SICK

    Thanks DD for getting the news out .

    Time for another Revolution

  7. The justice system in Mexico is either corrupted or dead. Therefore, I believe all Mexicans who are afraid should flee Mexico to the United States. The reason why I am saying this is that the US government provides millions our billions of dollars to Mexico as a form of aid. Mexico has done nothing to help its citizens with those funds to curb violence, assist people dealing with disappearance of relatives, etc. All come to US if needed. I support it.


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