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Latino Daily News

Monday October 18, 2010

Texas Officials Accuse Mexico of Hindering Falcon Lake ‘Murder’ Investigation

UPDATE:  Texas officials involved in the disappearance of jet-skier David Hartley are accusing the Mexican officials investigating of trying to “intimidate and discourage [Tiffany Hartley] from the pushing for a fuller inquiry.”  Those accusations came after Tiffany was interviewed by Mexican investigators over the weekend and was interrogated for 12 hours as to how and why the couple were on Falcon Lake.  U.S. officials want their Mexican counterparts to focus on searching for David’s body that has been missing since September 30th, when the couple was attacked by Mexican pirates.  The case has became an international incident with many twist and turns and tragic consequences. 

A lead Mexican investigator on the case was beheaded with his head delivered to a Mexican military base.  The search was suspended indefinitely after that by Mexican authorities though the investigation as to what actually happened continue.  Tiffany Hartley is due to meet with Mexican investigators again today. 


ORIGINAL STORY:
  Mexican authorities that are spearheading the search for presumed dead U.S. tourist David Hartley have announced “there is a recess” in the search.  The Tamaulipas state police said they are going back to the drawing board to figure out new strategies to find Hartley.  He has been missing since September 30th when his wife, Tiffany reported Mexican pirates shot at them as they jet skied on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake, near Texas.

Other reports coming from private intelligence sources are blaming the Zeta cartel warnings as the reason for the search being suspended indefinitely.  STRATFOR is reporting that the Zetas in a case of mistaken identity shot at Hartley assuming he was a rival cartel member and disposed of his body immediately upon finding out he was an American citizen. 

These same intelligence reports are being used by the U.S. State Department prompting Secretary Hillary Clinton to infer that there would be more killings and beheadings of Mexican authorities if the search continued.