October 18th, 2010
11:17 AM ET

Missing American's wife provides detailed statement to authorities

The wife of an American reportedly shot dead by gunmen believed linked to a Mexican drug gang gave an eight-hour interview and provided a detailed statement to federal and state authorities in Mexico, she said Monday.

Tiffany Hartley told CNN's "American Morning" she gave a detailed account of what happened on September 30, from the time she and her husband David left their McAllen, Texas, home until she left a sheriff's office that night.

She said she is scheduled to meet with authorities again Monday to finish up the statement.


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  1. HernandezUSA

    Shutdown the border between the United States and Mexico.........Mexico is very Dangerous place and its sending its criminals here....

    October 18, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • JGarcia

      You've already got those criminals, and those are American Citizens... thing is USA is not fighting against Drug Cartels in its country, that's why you don't see "any" problem in your country... And why I said that you had criminals in USA?, because who is spreading Illicit Drugs from US-Mexican Border to all over USA? Exactly: US Corrupted Authorities and American Criminals. Ohh and remember this, USA is the World's 1st country on Drug Abuse, so those millions of American Addicted People are fueling these Cartels and these problems.

      October 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck

      The world seems to be getting more dangerous , not to be explored anymore. Sad really .

      October 19, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. rabbitg

    I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. WhiteKong78

    Nice Aliens reference. We could bomb the poo out of the narco plantations and thereby cripple the finances of the cartels. Too bad our fearless leaders are more stimulated by wasting taxpayer on playing drug dealer whack a mole. No drugs = no money = no cartel. We wouldn't need to seal the border if we just grew a pair and handled business. They'd rather innocents lose their lives so the police can play cowboy.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mario

    The U.S. represents about five percent of the worlds population and fifty percent of the worlds narcotics consumers. maybe we should stop blaming mexico, we created the problem

    October 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brianc

      I say we seal off the border so that these animals from South America can no longer destroy this country. Enough is enough

      October 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kirk merrifield

    political correctness, thats whats keeping the u.s. From growing a pair, i hate it, we could be sending them a message, but we wont. Too bad we have the ability, but no nothing will be done but lip service from their federalies, seriously need to strike back at one point. It will get worse before it gets better. P.c. Is killing our citizens, ever try to play nice to a bully?. Or take crap from another inmate ? Some times you just cant play nice

    October 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. WhiteKong78

    I blame everybody involved. From the loser parents raising drug addict children here in America to the Colombian government. America's entertainment industry promotes drug use which fools people into believing its ok to be a waste of society. Parents are horrible here too. I'm not so naïve that I think these cartel thugs would be in medical school if Americans didn't want drugs though. They'd find something else criminally to exploit.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. WhiteKong78

    The fact that dealers target young people shows a predatory nature about them. Most of the young people who try drugs come from broken homes where more likely than not drugs has some impact on their situation. Colombia and other countries tolerate the cartels out of fear and greed. The "blame the user" argument doesn't work for me. Yes Americans need to be smarter, but stop acting like that's the only problem. Its not like kids who've never tried drugs are actively seeking them out. Drugs find kids before kids find drugs.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kirk merrifield

    as a single father raising two teenage boys, in a community of 300, theese problems find there way into your back yard. To may parents rely on the school systems to raise their kids, yes teachers try, but they need you the parent to stay in touch and help mitigate problems when they tell you, most are more than willing. I can tell you im not the best dad, but i know who my kids hang with, its not easy to afford the time to correct things afterwards, so be proactive. Talk. Easier to talk now than through glass.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. donimus

    what happened

    October 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Geri

    Its like any other business supply and demand.

    October 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    They need to have the memorial service if they haven't already and let it rest. I was widowed by my 1st marriage at a very young age and seeing/identifying the body (which she did as he lay face down in a lake with a bullet hole in the back of his head)certainly helps you to except the reality of it but "he" is no longer in "the body" he has passed on. Plain and simple. I think for her to dand the body from the Mexican government or any other Mexican for that matter is a completely unrealistic. Was this couple living in fantasy land? They'd had better luck hiking in Iran.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |