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.

LINKS: More from Bryan Preston.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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8 Responses to Mexico: lead investigator in Falcon lake murder beheaded

  1. […] David and Tiffany were ambushed at Old Guerrero by members of the Zeta cartel. They fled on their jet skis, pursued by “pirates” firing automatic weapons at them. David was hit in the head and killed. Tiffany tried to recover his body, but the Zetas kept shooting and she had to leave him to save her own life. To this day, David’s body has not been recovered, the killers have not been arrested, and the lead Mexican investigator into the case was beheaded. […]

  2. michellefrommadison says:

    Why has Tiffany not been arrested and charged with her husband’s murder? If it was a man claiming that same story, he would be in jail awaiting trial.

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      Perhaps because there’s no evidence to suggest she’s a killer, while a witness corroborates her story?

      • michellefrommadison says:

        If it was a guy with that outlandish story, he’d be sitting in jail awaiting trial. I have seen some of her interviews and I don’t believe anything of her story. When’s the last time you heard of someone claiming a pirate killed their spouse? How convenient for her. I vote for the death penalty for her.

        • Phineas Fahrquar says:

          I vote for the death penalty for her.

          And with that, I realize what I should have spotted before: You’re a loon and a jackass. Welcome to the spam file.

  3. […] by their bosses for causing a problem, while the Mexican investigators are likely intimidated. Beheading tends to have that […]

  4. […] An update on Tiffany Hartley. The beheading of Police Commander Rolando Armando Flores Villegas. A possible threat by Los Zetas to destroy Falcon […]

  5. […] David was gunned down. His body was never found, and the lead Mexican investigator on the case was beheaded by the cartels as a warning to authorities to back […]

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