They'd better wake up.
The lead Mexican investigator hunting for an American man who disappeared after he and his wife were ambushed on Falcon Lake has been beheaded, a Texas lawmaker claimed today.Is our Secretary of State even aware of this missing and presumed dead American?
The severed head of Rolando Armando Flores Villegas was delivered to the Mexican military in a suitcase, Aaron Pena said today.
Flores was leading the Mexican side of the investigation into the disappearance of David Hartley.
His wife Tiffany has told police she and her husband were ambushed by pirates while jet-skiing on the popular lake on September 30.
They shot her husband in the head, she claimed. She tried to rescue him but was forced to abandon his body when the pirates opened fire at her.
His body still has not been found.
Flores was working on the investigation with a team of officers on Monday, Lesley Lopez, the press secretary for U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas told CNN.
The investigators had an informal meeting last night, she said, before going home for the evening.
But this morning Flores' wife apparently arrived at the station in desperation. She said her husband had not arrived home last night and asked if officers there had heard from him.
'Shortly after,' Lopez said, 'they found his head in the suitcase'.
The suitcase had been left in front of the military base in Miguel Aleman, Mexico - across the border from Roma, Texas, and near Falcon Lake, she said.
Details were fuzzy, she said, because shaken Mexican authorities were not answering their phones.
David Hartley's father Dennis expressed his shock and regret at the killing.
'I just, I'm in shock about this right now,' he told the Associated Press.
'I really don't have any hope that David will be found.
'I really hate other people putting their lives at stake,' he added from his Colorado home.
'We don't need more sons lost. If this is true, I'm just really heart-broken that this happened.'
Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office spokesman Ruben Rios confirmed that Flores, the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, was killed.