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“Officials: 3 men kidnapped, murdered in Juárez were US citizens.”

“Chihuahua state police confirmed Tuesday that three of the four bodies found in the back of a pickup in east Juárez on Monday were those of U.S. citizens abducted during a wedding last week… All are from La Mesa, [New Mexico], in Doña Ana County… The Moraleses were kidnapped by gunmen who burst into the wedding ceremony Friday evening at El Señor de la Misericordia Catholic church… On Monday, Mexican police found four bodies with signs of torture in the covered bed of a Toyota Tacoma with Texas license plates… Their father said the wedding took place in Juárez because that is where the bride was raised. He said she is also a U.S. citizen… During the ceremony, a group of armed men arrived, ordered everyone to get down to the ground and kidnapped the victims. Rafael Morales said Mexican and U.S. authorities are assisting the family in the investigation… Chihuahua state police officials said the family did not file a kidnap report with the state police. They said an investigation into the slayings continues. No arrests have been made.”

(Source: Mexico’s Drug War: “Officials: 3 men kidnapped, murdered in Juárez were US citizens.”.)

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