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.


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  1. sivi

    The BOLD move will be when the cartels come across the border. And STAY!!!!

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

    One day people will look back at all the fighting and murdering that happens over substances that people will always take and have been taking since the beginning of time and think, "What a waste." Kind of like how we look at all the murders and mayhem over prohibition

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leaf

      Looking back after we invade and push the USA/Methicantard border within 50 miles of mexico city and then MUSHROOM CLOUD WITH a nuke the roaches nest.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vezalo

    It's sad to say the only cash crop in Mexico are the drugs. Without them, the already starving people in these border towns would disappear. Someone post a real answer to this problem, instead of bashing on other peoples posts.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leaf

      • Please pray the Rosary to the NARCO SAINTS. Lets do it together, Holy Mary mother of god pray for our sins now and at the day of our death, so we may be immortalized with our NARCO SAINTS for bringing our drugs to the USA and when we die we will be buried in Grand Mausoleums BUILT IN SMALL TOWN USA.

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      October 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leaf

    The argument is LEGALIZE, NO. Medical Chronic Card by a doctor, Yes. Legalize METH, COCAINE, Heroin NEVER. The mexican philosophy is KILL an American and run back to mexico.
    This is not going to change unless change is an all out War on drug Cartels and WIPE THEM OUT.
    Which is 80 plus percent of the Mexican population. Look at how many Drug Cartels there are, NUMBERS IN THE MILLIONS.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Stfu you stupid bigot.

      October 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Todd

    I had to send the pizza back because it had been bistected by an anchovy.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David

    that stuff is like straight out of a movie or something.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Omaha

    There can be only one!! (cue Highlander theme music)

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Leaf

    We need to take more mexican (DRUG CARTEL CONTROLED)
    LAND. Take all land to within 200 miles of mexico city (NEST FOR TRUE DRUG CARTEL LEADERS) build another bridge from west coast of mexico to the east coast of mexico. How great would that be is our forefathers had done this already.
    Civil War North vrs South 1861 TO 1865 (260,000 total combined deaths), 25 YEARS LATER spanish american war 1889 TO 1901 (1,500 american deaths 25,000 mexican deaths)

    October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. WHAT???

    OK who's head was recovered. The Mexican investigators or the guy that went missing Aug 30, David Hartleys??? If it's not David Hartleys head then why did then bring his name up in the article?

    October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Secure Our Boarders

    Amazing to think that this is happening on the other side of an imaginary line that separates Mexico and the US and our government thinks this imaginary line will keep this violence from crossing over. How many people have to die before our government intervenes?

    October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. lftryagain

    Time to put the US Coast Guard, the US Navy, and the US military on the border and on this lake. Keep them all out and all over in Mexico.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chelsey

    This is why you don't become part of the mexican law and be a good guy!

    October 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    Maybe it's the perfect time to annex Mexico, just like what Andrew Jackson did to Florida....

    October 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Anyone else you wanna invade while we're at it?

      October 12, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pookie

      About 50 – 50

      October 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bobby

    I feel sick that zero justice is ever served in Mexico, next to the Congo not sure of another place on earth where the inmates run the asylum quite like the corrupt little brother next to us. Their family so let them sort it out right Obama? What's next DEA or ATP assinations? Looks like Drugs are worth more than Oil to our economy since this drug war has not got our attention and the daylight killings keep coming. Everyone is scared of them. The bad guys really have won in Mexico, how can you possibly travel there and support this country? Pretty scary folks.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jan Brewer for President

    quit while you're ahead !

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