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Gulf Cartel kidnaps, incinerates Mexican congresswoman’s son: GRAPHIC

October 6, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Gulf Cartel kidnaps, incinerates Mexican congresswoman’s son: GRAPHIC

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A crew of gunmen assumably tied to the Gulf Cartel abducted and incinerated the son of a former Mexican congresswoman from the border state of Nuevo Leon.

Authorities suspect a possible debt of some sort to the Gulf Cartel appears to have been the reason for the kidnapping and execution.

Breitbart Texas reported that the case was launched when officers in the town of Santa Catarina received a call about an incinerated man abandoned in a rural field along a highway.

Former Mexican congresswoman Margarita Martinez.

When police arrived, they found the body of Victor Ibarra Martinez, 39, who has been identified as the son of former congresswoman and mayor of Escobedo, Margarita Martinez.

Investigators were not able to formally identify the remains since they were so badly burned.

Officials were waiting for the results of DNA tests to confirm the victim’s identity.

Authorities discovered the burned body of 38-year-old Victor Ibarra Martinez earlier this week

Ibarra Martinez has been missing since September 26th, Vanguardia reported.

Another possibility indicates the motive had been a kidnapping to pressure the victim’s mother to pay 5 million pesos (USD 270,000).

The cartel gunmen left a message on a poster board that stated: “To the congresswoman Margarita Martinez, from Escobedo: you preferred to let your son die than spend your money. CDG”.

Cartel gunmen left a message on a poster board made to the attention of the former congresswoman

Law enforcement sources indicated that the body exhibited signs of having been bound with his leg chewed by animals.

During Martinez’s term as mayor of Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, she was required to use armored cars after threats were received from Los Zetas.

Later, several municipal employees, including those from her public safety department, were arrested for operating with cartels.

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