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Authorities believe Mexican murder suspect hiding out in Texas: GRAPHIC

October 29, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Authorities believe Mexican murder suspect hiding out in Texas: GRAPHIC

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A murder suspect accused of brutally killing three victims and kidnapping a fourth in northern Mexico is believed to have illegally entered the U.S. into Brownsville, Texas.

Authorities in Mexico have identified the suspect as Manuel Hernandez, who allegedly carried out the killings Matamoros, Tamaulipas, before abducting his girlfriend at gunpoint and fleeing across the border.

The events transpired in the early morning hours on Wednesday in the San Fernando neighborhood when multiple neighbors called 911 reporting that they heard gunfire.

When police officers arrived, they had discovered the bodies of the three victims, a fourth managed to survive, Breitbart Texas reported.


The case is currently being investigated by the First Agency of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office in Matamoros.

Hernandez is considered the top murder suspect in the slaying of 54-year-old Dora Alicia Lerma, 55-year-old Fernando Castro, and 33-year-old Fernando Castro Lerma. The three victims were family members of the woman abducted by the suspect.

The fourth individual, whose name was not released by law enforcement officials, but was identified as the girlfriend of Castro Lerma survived the incident and provided her account of events as well as confirming the kidnapping. Hernandez took a vehicle from the residence and fled the area to Brownsville.

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