Mexico: lead investigator in Falcon lake murder beheaded

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.

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(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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