Relatives Of Former Miss USA Ali Landry Murdered In Mexico
The father-in-law and brother-in-law of actress and former Miss USA, Ali Landry, were kidnapped and murdered in Mexico, allegedly by a Mexican drug cartel. Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández and Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde—the brother and father of film director Alejandro Monteverde—were both allegedly kidnapped earlier this month after leaving their home in Tamico, Mexico, Latin Times reports. They were reported missing on September 4 and their bodies were discovered in Veracruz, Mexico on September 19. Authorities also found a car near where the bodies were found.
Juan Monteverde has business ties to a restaurant called La Pecerita, which is said to have reported on drug cartel activities in the past. It's known that there is cartel activity in the area. Reports indicate that the cartel may have held the men for ransom, and received the money, but killed the men regardless. According to The Advocate, kidnapping for ransom is common in the area.