Two suspects have been arrested and charged following the death of a former U.S. Army member, who had been abducted Saturday morning along with two others in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.
Mexican officials reported the arrest of Hector Daniel “N” and Manuel Enrique “N” – by Mexican law only first names are released before a suspect has been convicted of a crime. They are facing charges stemming from the death of Argenis Honorio Morales, 25, who was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head near Piedras Negras.
Gerardo Marquez, Attorney General for the state of Coahuila, said in a press conference Monday the suspects are also facing charges in connection with the abduction of Morales, his wife Sarahi Gutierrez, 28, and Gutierrez’s brother David Gutierrez, 29, all of Eagle Pass.
According to Mexican media the abduction took place Saturday morning at Colonia Infonavit Rio Grande, a densely populated sector in Piedras Negras.
Media reports state both David and Sarahi Gutierrez also sustained injuries. They were sent to a local hospital where they were treated.
Officials reported the victims were found in a rural area in Piedras Negras known as Camino Viejo al Moral, on the northern side of the city.
Reports indicate that Sarahi Gutierrez and Morales married in February.
David Gutierrez and Sarahi Gutierrez were later on taken to Eagle Pass to receive medical attention.