Mexico: lead investigator in Falcon lake murder beheaded

Posted by: Phineas on October 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Well, this certainly sends a message. The lead Mexican investigator into the murder of David Hartley, presumably by Mexican lake pirates, was himself killed and his severed head delivered to the Mexican Army:

State police in Tamaulipas looking for David Hartley’s body are now investigating the murder of one of their own. Miguel Alemán State Police Commander Rolando Armando Flores Villegas’ head was delivered in a suitcase Tuesday to the military post in Miguel Alemán.

Officials quickly denied connection between Villegas’ apparent murder and Hartley’s disappearance.

If they aren’t connected, then it’s one helluva coincidence.

Ironically, Flores Villegas had himself questioned Tiffany Hartley’s account of her husband’s death, implying she herself might have had something to do with it. (A witness has since come forth, backing up her story) Now he’s dead, and Tiffany Hartley still cannot bury her husband. Mexican investigators promise to continue the search for David’s body and his killers, but they want Tiffany to come to Tamaulipas to file a report, guaranteeing her safety.

With cops literally losing their heads down there, I can’t imagine she puts much stock in those guarantees.

LINKS: More from Bryan Preston.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Mexico: lead investigator in Falcon lake murder beheaded”


  1. Kate says:

    I saw her interview this morning and they asked her if she feared for her life….She said not as long as she stays in the United States!

    …amazingly the MSM new outlet that reported this actually stated that the State Department has been SLOW to react to this INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT and described these pirates as TERRORISTS! So they are calling these cartel thugs terrorist? Does that mean we now have a chance to inflict some order into Mexican society? People are dying as we speak just waiting for some help from the United States government.

  2. NC Cop says:

    A few well placed drone strikes against these cartels would send the right message. There have to be strongholds, we’re not talking about 3-4 insurgents, there have to be hundreds if not thousands of these animals running around.

    Start raining down Hellfires from above whenever something like this happens.

    That’s a nice message, too.

  3. Bob says:

    Let’s see, we don’t want to secure our border because….

  4. Carlos says:

    But these cartel thugs, like all the rest the criminals that cross the border illegally, just want what we citizens do, and that’s to make a decent living!

    I wonder if any Mexican “leader” will ever have the cajones to declare war on the cartels, then follow through?

    Nah, that’s like hoping Duh-1 would get a real grip on the powers set forth in the Constitution for the three branches of government, and any powers not specified in the same belong to the separate states, or to the people. Ain’t gonna happen.

  5. Noelegy says:

    His “apparent murder?” It’s awfully hard to behead yourself…!

  6. Carlos says:

    Kinda reminds me of the dead black man found in the woods in the deep south. 17 knife wounds, 12 gunshot wounds and tied up with 50 feet of chains.

    Sheriff called it the worst case of suicide he’d ever seen!

    Wonder how soon the Mexican authorities will call for this guy’s wife to be extradited so she can be tried for the murder of the cop?

    (She doesn’t look big enough to hold a sword/machete, let alone swing it with enough force to decapitate a man.)

    Obviously, the cops haven’t been keeping up their vigorish payments to the cartel, and this is simply a warning to whoever takes over his post.