Family says former Marine is missing in Mexico
POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:49am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:03am
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Eduardo Torres is the uncle of former marine 27 year old Armando Torres who lives in Hargil.
The family says Torres served in the marines for 7 years.
Torres's uncle says he's worried about his nephew who went to visit his dad in a small city across the Los Indios Bridge Tuesday night. He was supposed to return Wednesday morning.
"We communicate constantly and since that happened we haven't heard from him." said Torres.
Torres's uncle claims that Torres and two other of his family members from Mexico were kidnapped by armed men.
"A cousin of ours from Mexico contacted his sister, his sister called us that he was picked up there in Mexico." said Torres’s Uncle.
"They say when they got there, they were people with weapons and they picked him up."said family member Patricia Torres.
Torres’s uncle says they have filed a missing report with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. News center 23 has confirmed the report has been filed. The family says it has also gone to the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville.
They say they just want Torres back.
"He's an ex marine and his mother is sad, he never goes over there and just decided to go over and visit his dad." said Torres’s Uncle.
"Ask the people find him and help us out and pray for us and have him safely." said Patricia Torres.