Photo: Chuy Quintanilla Shot Dead
Mission, Texas authorities are investigating the death of narco-corrido singer, Chuy Quintanilla, whose body was found with two bullet wounds to the head in a local orchard.
This morning local police were called to investigate a body found at a grapefruit orchard north of Mission. The body, later to be identified as singer Chuy Quintanilla, was found next to a Chevy Tahoe in a pool of blood.
Quintanilla, a resident of Palmview, was a popular regional musician often singing songs in praise of the Gulf Cartel leaders, such as “La Mera Lay del Corrido”. Quintanilla shared his passion for music with his narco-corrido singing brother Beto Quintanilla who records some 47 albums including a corrido about Los Zetas “El Corrido de los Zetas”. Beto died of a heart attack in 2007 having survived numerous threats to his life around his music.
Mission, Texas sits nearly 13 miles away from the Texas-Mexico border.