In recent months there have been several cases of disappearances of U.S. citizens in Mexico, many of them suddenly while they were going about their daily activities. The most recent case is that of Arcadio Pesqueira Martinez, 33 years old, who was reported missing on May 22nd at 4:00 p.m. when he was on his way to the United States, and three weeks after the report, he has still not been located.
In this context, a new disappearance of this nature was reported. It is that of young José Rodolfo Nájera Olvera, barely 18 years old, who disappeared in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, on June 10, for which his relatives started an intense search to find him as soon as possible.
How did José Rodolfo Nájera Olvera disappear?
Through social networks, the relatives of the American citizen, José Rodolfo, have spread information regarding his disappearance, such as the search card issued by the Attorney General’s Office of Justice of the State of Tamaulipas(FGJ). According to his loved ones, the 18-year-old had sent a message in which he mentioned that he was going to El Roble River with a friend in a black Passat car without a hood.
Likewise, the missing young man is 1.70 cm tall, with a light brown complexion and slim build, weighs 80 kg, has round dark brown eyes, medium mouth, short arched eyebrows, medium nose, medium lips, centered cheekbones, and a tattoo on his right bicep. He wore black Adidas shorts with white stripes, a black T-shirt, and black Nike tennis shoes.
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How many U.S. citizens have disappeared in Mexico?
El Heraldo Digital consulted the National Registry of Disappeared and Missing Persons(RNPDNO). As of June 16, 2023, 650 missing male Americans and 567 missing females have been accounted for. These disappearances add to the list of U.S. nationals who have gone missing over the past few months, as well as some cases that have been widely publicized, such as that of 29-year-old Monica de Leon Barba, who disappeared on November 29, 2022, in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Since then, her relatives have undertaken a search to find her whereabouts, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States (FBI) which offered a reward of 40,000 dollars for anyone who provides information that may be useful to locate her since the missing young woman is a U.S. citizen.
In this context, it is worth remembering that Tamaulipas was recently the scene of the kidnappings of U.S. citizens, who, on June 1, were taken away in the municipality of Soto de la Marina when they were traveling along the Coastal Highway on their way to Veracruz aboard a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Jeep Wrangler, and a Lamborghini.
Hours after the kidnapping, on the morning of Friday, June 2, the C4 reported the presence of suspicious vehicles in the same municipality where the Americans were kidnapped. Hence, agents of the Investigative Police and the State Guard went to the site. Upon arrival at the site, the criminals shot at them, and the law enforcement officers repelled the aggression.