American Couple Murdered By Drug Gangs In Juarez
(CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO) — Drug trafficking gangs are being blamed for the deaths of three people with ties to the US Consulate in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Two of them were Americans.
According to the Mexican newspaper El Diario De Juarez, the gangs involved are called “The Aztecas” and “La Linea.” The two groups are among the most violent in the state of Chihuahua.
The White House as well the Mexican government have condemned the homicides, which took place on Saturday at around 2 p.m.
The Americans killed are Lesley A. Enríquez, and her husband Redelfs Arthur Haycock. A Mexican national, Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros was also murdered.
The Americans were traveling in an SUV when it was shot several times by the suspected gangs. A baby — the couple’s child — was also on-board, but was unharmed.
Mexican federal agents and local authorities are investigating the killings, the US has FBI agents also helping with the case.
The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory to Americans with plans to visit Ciudad Juarez, asking them to not visit the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Durango.
Ciudad Juarez is among the most violent cities that border with the US. It’s has become notorious for the unresolved killings of hundreds of women and young girls.