October 12th, 2010
03:51 PM ET

Head of lead investigator in Falcon Lake case found

The severed head of the lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake
case was delivered Tuesday in a suitcase to the Mexican military, Texas Rep. Aaron Pena told CNN.

However, a spokesman for the attorney general of Tamaulipas state in Mexico said he had not heard the report.

David Michael Hartley went missing September 30. His wife, Tiffany, told authorities her husband was shot and killed during a sightseeing trip on Falcon Lake, which bisects the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas.

FULL STORY

Post by:
Filed under: Mexico • U.S.
soundoff (225 Responses)
  1. McKnight

    I vote for the NRA to invade Mexico and declare the nation the Country of the NRA!

    Executions of Drug Cartels and their personell (including politicians on the take) will commence on Super Bowl Sunday!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Todd

    I think the lake is bisected by the border. I like pizza.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    ¡Olè!

    October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WHERE IS THE OBAMA ADMIN.

    I HAVEN'T HEARD A THING FROM THE OBAMA ADMIN. ON THIS STORY YET. CUTTING OFF A MAN'S HEAD, IS THIS CONSIDERED TERROR? CLOSE THE BORDERS OR THIS WILL START HAPPENING IN AMERICA. I WONDER IF HILLARY CLINTON WILL COMMENT ON THIS?

    October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      Are you stupid or what? Did you read the "breaking news" or what? Even a "spokesman for the attorney general of Tamaulipas state in Mexico said he had not heard the report..." why should the administration make comment now? A big time FOOL.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      Why would Obama comment on a Mexican policeman getting his head cut off?

      October 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Greg

    F!!!! every piece of S$% who even dared accused the wife of murdering her husband. Maybe we should all be paying more attention as to what is at our doorstep. When bombs start going off in this country (VERY SOON), and your children are being kidnapped and murdered, maybe then you will have wished that you would have been paying attention instead of watching dancing with the stars and news about Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. The drug war that we have created is now at our door. All we would have to do is legalize drugs and treat and love our own citizens instead of making an industry out of it. Its sickening what greed has done with this country but we all helped let it happen. Instead of learning about history and how things work, we instead fed into envy and lust. I'm not a religious man, but the bible and all religious material has a lot of wise words that are still relevant in today society. As much as things have changed in the past 5000 years, not much has actually changed

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      Greg..thank you. dead on!!

      October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • JO

      Right on Greg! my thoughts exactly.....

      October 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck

      Yes, but I kinda like, Dancing With the Stars.....

      October 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. john

    glad our troops have gotten experience in urban fighting. they are going to need it in Mexico. seriously does not everyone see it coming?

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      wait they have cities there? I thought it was all beaches and hotels and stuff like that.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Wow Mike you're an ignorant SOB.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Modern Family

    Time to invade Mexico, to hell with Iraq and Afghanistan. If we legalize and tax drugs these thugs would be wiped out quickly.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      If the legalization and taxation of drugs will fix the problem then why should we invade?

      October 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. doubleR

    Mexico is no different than countries such as Afghanistan or Somalia–they are lawless nations that have virtually no functioning government. It's time we seal off the border–fences, the military, whatever it takes.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. yaright

    There's a one-liner in here somewhere . . .I just can't get my head around it. I wish CSI's Horatio was here to help me out.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pookie

      It looks like...he lost his head -puts on sunglasses-

      YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

      October 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Leaf

    Yeah where are all the SUPPORTERS FOR AMNESTY. If you think this is/ has already/ going to come to your town look at LA. Its the ROACHES DEN.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chucky1169469

    well I guess that closes the question as to if she is lying or not.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mommadona

    SO, when is the invasion of Mexico set? I call 'failed state'.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Can't even take Afghanistan and now you wanna go to Mexico. Fail.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bailoutsos

    Tiffany cut off his head.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Leaf

    Research, Google, WIKI this is the mind set COMING FROM S. BORDER.
    (1) The Number 2 and 3 on the (WIKI) list of countries by homicide rate are in N. Central America (MEXICO) Number 2,
    South America is Number 3. That is out of 135 countries World Wide.
    (2) Ages of consent in Mexico is 12 years old.
    That is still a baby.
    Child rapist is a Felony in the United States of America.
    Who is going to come calling on your daughters?????????????? At age 12?
    (3) 6 different drugs are LEGAL to carry in MEXICO,
    3 of those Drugs include METH, COCAINE, and HERION.
    (4) Drug Cartels are allowed BY THE PEOPLE and government of Mexico to build Grand Mausoleums for themselves after they die.
    These MONSTRACITIES should be destroyed but are allowed in? Your town?
    How do you feel about these being built in your families cemetery?
    That means they live near YOU and YOUR Familia (family).
    Culiacan, Sinoloa is the unofficial capital of Mexico’s drug-trafficking business. Given the shortened lifespan for drug traffickers, shrines and mausoleums honoring fallen narcos have become an integral part of the city’s landscape. David Luhnow and Jose de Cordoba report from Mexico.
    Death is not the end of bravado for Mexican drug traffickers laid to rest in lavish Grand Mausoleums at a cemetery in Culiacán, heart of the Sinaloa cartel.
    How do you and you communities, cities, states, and families feel about these truths?
    Ask you children?
    Do you want this????????

    October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Paul

    So maybe her story is true? It's time for the US to get TOUGH along with the Mexican government to rid the world of the drug cartels.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9