In Mexico, many are reeling over the news that the father and brother of filmmaker Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, director of the new film ‘Little Boy’, were found dead Saturday after an intensive search by authorities and relatives. It led them to the Veracruz municipality of Pueblo Viejo, on the border with Tamaulipas. They were abducted as they left their home in Tampico, Mexico.
The Attorney General of Veracruz reported that Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández and Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde, father and son, went missing since Sept. 4 and, from search alert, components of the Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO) of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) initiated investigations.
The search led investigators to the ejido El Chachalaco in Pueblo Viejo, Veracruz, where the bodies were located.
According to the first forensic studies released, the victims had head trauma and signs of violence. The experts determined that they’d spent several days without life.
Mexican actor and producer Eduardo Verástegui expressed condolences to Gómez Monteverde for the murder of his father and brother.
Verástegui posted on his official Twitter account:
"With a heart full of pain and sadness, I ask your prayers for my friend and compadre Alejandro Gómez Monteverde and his family. My deepest condolences, brother, I love you compadre, I put my heart in your hands and accompany you in this deep suffering."
Alejandro Gómez Monteverde has directed films as ‘Little Boy’ (El Gran Pequeño) and ‘Bella’, produced by fellow Mexican Eduardo Verastegui.
Gómez Monteverde, who recently promoted 'Little Boy' with Verastegui, is married to former Miss USA Ali Landry.
Veracruz authorities reported finding a car near the scene, with Tamaulipas plates, which they presume may have carried the victims.
Almost a month ago, the PGR reported capturing a band of at least 11 alleged kidnappers, whom opperated within the limits of Veracruz and Tamaulipas.
Veracruz prosecutors reported that they will work with federal authorities on the kidnapping and murder.