Mexico Offers $4.7M Or $111K Reward For Each Of 43 Iguala Missing Students

Mexico announced that it is now offering about $111K for each student or $4.7M reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the 43 missing Iguala students.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 21, 2014

Mexico, D.F. – On Monday, Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office (PGRF) has announced that it is now offering $111K ($1.5M pesos) for each missing student or $4.7M ($64.5M pesos) for information leading to the whereabouts of the 43 missing students from Ayotizanapa. The students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school were kidnapped by corrupt Iguala municipal police officers and members of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos on September 26.
On Friday, mayors from 16 of 18 municipalities reported a shut down of their government offices in anticipation of the mega-march to avoid unnecessary confrontations with area protesters who have been advocating the release of the 43 missing students by the Guerreros Unidos (GU) criminal organization. The GU have bought off several corrupt mayors from Cocula and Iguala municipalities including some members of their police force to carry out extortions, kidnappings, torture and murders for the criminal group.On Friday, thousands of students, teachers and activists participated in a mega-march seeking justice for the killing of at least six people including students and the kidnapping of 43 students, which are still missing since September 26.
Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody on Friday in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado’s arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, “El Molón.”
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa.

The federal and state attorney general’s office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala’s Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying “I’m going to have the pleasure of killing you” as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office filed the case and didn’t act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney’s General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.

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Stockton Police Fired 600 Rounds Into Bank Robber’s Vehicle Killing 41-year-old Female Hostage

Ten bullets fired by police officers fatally struck bank hostage, according family attorney.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Stockton, California – On Thursday, attorney Gregg Bently representing the family of Misty Holt-Singh, 41, during a press conference said, that 33 police officers shot at least 600 bullets into a vehicle with three armed bank robbers and one female hostage on an hour long 55-mile chase that ended in the death of two suspects and Holt-Singh. Two of the other women hostages were also taken. The two hostages managed to escaped while the vehicle was moving. They both survived, according to police.
The armed bank robbers on July 16, 2014 went into the Bank of West in Stockton and held up the bank. They stood three female customers as hostages and fled in a vehicle.
While being chased, the suspects fired at more than 100 bullets at police in pursuit. In returned, police fired 600 rounds with ten bullets fatally striking Holt-Singh. Two of the suspects were killed, Alex Gregory Martínez, 27, and Gilbert Rentería Jr., 39. The sole surviving suspect, Jaime Ramos, 19, was charged with Holt-Singh’s death. Police recovered three handguns and a AK-47 at the scene.
The Stockton police chief confirmed that Holt-Singh was shot ten times by police bullets, which Bently stated, it is unreasonable and excessive use of force during the press conference.
Bently is expected to a file lawsuit against the Stockton Police Department and those involved in the shooting death of Holt-Singh.

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Darren Deon Vann, Charged With Afikka Hardy’s Murder, 6 Homicide Charges Pending

Vann led police to six female bodies after the discovery of a 19-year-old female body at a Motel 6 in Indiana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Hammond, Indiana – On Monday, Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana was charged with Friday’s homicide of Afrikka Hardy, 19, at a Hammond Motel 6, in the 3800 block of 179th Street. Hardy is Black and White, according to her Facebook posting. She died from strangulation, the Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed.
Last Saturday afternoon, police detained Vann for questioning in the strangulation death of Hardy. Hardy allegedly was a prostitute who met Vann at the motel. Vann used the Chicagobackpage dot com to contact Hardy for sex, according to police.
Police say, Hardy’s female friend got weird text messages from Vann, then she and a male friend decided to check up on Hardy at the motel. They found Hardy’s body at the motel. Police later located Vann by his text messages and cell phone.
Vann told police that he was surprised that Hammond police were quick to find him after Hardy’s body was found at the motel.
While being questioned, Vann confessed to police of other homicides involving women dating back to 1994. Vann led police to three bodies in Gary, identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, Indiana, Teaira Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36, both of Gary, Indiana.
According to police, another unidentified three female bodies were found, but have not been identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Six of the victims were found in Gary.
Vann, originally from Austin, Texas is a registered sex offender for a 2009 Travis County conviction who later moved to Indiana a decade ago. He register as a sex offender in Indiana in June 2013.
Vann has admitted of committing additional homicides in Hammond between 1994 and 1995, according to police. The homicide investigation is ongoing and additional murder charges are pending. Police have not verified, if he is a serial killer.
Some of Batey’s family members are expected to attend Vann’s court hearings to seek justice.

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Darren Deon Vann, Texas Convicted Sex Offender Detained In Connection With 7 Women Murdered In Indiana

Vann led police to six female bodies after the discovery of a 19-year-old female body at a Motel 6 in Indiana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 20, 2014

Hammond, Indiana – On Saturday, police detained Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana for questioning in the strangulation death of Afrika Hardy, 19, on Friday at a Hammond Motel 6. Hardy allegedly was a prostitute who met Vann at the motel. Vann used the Chicagobackpage dot com to contact Hardy, according to police.
Vann also confessed to police of other homicides involving women. Vann led police to three bodies in Gary, identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, Indiana, Teairrea Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36, both of Gary, Indiana.
According to police, another unidentified three female bodies were found, but have not been identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Six of the homicide victims were found in Gary.
Vann is expected to be charged with Hardy’s homicide today, Monday.
Vann, originally from Austin, Texas is a registered sex offender for a 2009 Travis County conviction who later moved to Indiana a decade ago. He register as a sex offender in Indiana in June 2013.
Vann has not been charged for any of the homicides. But, he has admitted of committing additional homicides in Hammond between 1994 and 1995, according to police. The homicide investigation is ongoing and police have not verified, if he is a serial killer.

Darren Deon Vann

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Two Vehicle Collision On S. 6th Street And W. Historic Mitchell Street, Multiple Injuries

Photojournalist jumps into action and helps injured man from bleeding to death from a head injury.

October 19, 2014

“I arrived at an accident just in time around 2:30 a.m. on early Sunday to help a man who suffered a head injury, was bleeding and could have died on the sidewalk after a two vehicle collision. I applied pressure to his head wound to stop the bleeding after accident at S. 6th Street and W. Historic Mitchell Street in Milwaukee, WI. I noticed that everyone else were in panic mode or just froze at the scene. One guy asked me to help out the injured man and I quickly acted and kept him alive. I believe he will survive, hojala? His friends were yelling at him “Bebo” as an alias to get up. I’m glad to have helped him live another day!
Fire rescue arrived and they took over after a firefighter told me to leave, pinche guey. Another firefighter in charge chased witnesses away and he was very rude to people. Lack of professionalism by him. I did my deed for the day.
There was another injured person or persons inside a gray vehicle, but the man on the sidewalk needed help first.
Thought I was getting a story on site and got involved, wow! I kept my cool and I hope it really pays off with the injured man surviving,” by H. Nelson Goodson, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. :)

Update: Police say three people injured, two seriously after a red Acura ran a stop light and slammed into a Toyota. A 21-year-old man who was driving the Acura fled the scene of the accident along with two passengers. He later surrendered to police after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Acura driver is facing several charges for driving with a suspended license and a felony hit-and-run.
Also good news, Noel Luciano, aka, “Bebo” survived and is being released from the hospital and going home, according to Facebook postings on Monday.

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U.S. Embassy In Acapulco Warned For Americans Not To Participate In Mega-march For 43 Missing Students

The U.S. Consular Agency closed operations on Friday in Acapulco, but offered emergency assistance by a Consular Agent.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico – On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in a news release warned Americans to avoid a mega-march planned for Friday morning in Acapulco and those U.S. citizens who choose to participate would be subject to arrest and deportation proceedings by Mexican immigration and customs. “The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners, such actions could result in detention and/or deportation,” the U.S. Embassy warned.
Mayors from 16 of 18 municipalities reported a shut down of their government offices in anticipation of the mega-march to avoid unnecessary confrontations with area protesters who have been advocating the release of the 43 missing students by the Guerreros Unidos (GU) criminal organization. The GU have bought off several corrupt mayors from Cocula and Iguala municipalities including some members of their police force to carry out extortions, kidnappings, torture and murders for the criminal group.
On Friday, thousands of students, teachers and activists participated in a mega-march seeking justice for the killing of at least six people including students and the kidnapping of 43 students, which are still missing since September 26.
Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody on Friday in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado’s arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, “El Molón.”
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa.

The federal and state attorney general’s office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala’s Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying “I’m going to have the pleasure of killing you” as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office filed the case and didn’t act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney’s General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.
A $1M pesos ($77K U.S.) reward is being offered by the state of Guerrero for information leading to finding the 43 Iguala missing students.

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Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, Leader Of Guerreros Unidos Arrested In Connection With 43 Missing Students

Salgado was taken into custody in the state of Mexico in connection with 43 missing students from Ayotizanapa.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 18, 2014

Mexico D.F. – On Friday, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado, one the main leaders of the criminal organization the Guerreros Unidos was taken into custody in the state of Mexico by federal police and military, according to Jesús Murillo Karam, the Mexican federal Attorney General. Salgado’s arrest could provide information about the whereabouts of the 43 students that were reported missing from Iguala since September 26.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos including several of its leaders, Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, “El Molón.”
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotizanapa.
25 of the suspects were transferred to the Nayarit federal penitentiary on Friday, according to Karam.
Benjamin Mondragon Pereda from the municipality of Jiutepec in the state of Morelos committed suicide early last Tuesday after federal police surrounded his residence. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Pereda was considered one of the leaders of the Guerreros Unidos.
The federal and state attorney general’s office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala’s Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered. An additional four mass graves have been uncovered and authorities are investigating, if the remains recovered are some of the missing students.
In an unrelated homicide, Mayor Abarca Velázquez is also accused of personally killing Arturo Hernández Cardona, the leader of the United Popular organization from Guerrero in late May to early June 2013, according to a notarized affidavit from Nicolás Mendoza who witnessed the cold blooded murder by Abarca Velázquez. Abarca Velázquez shot Cardona in the face and chest while saying “I’m going to have the pleasure of killing you” as Flores Velázquez watched, according to Mendoza. Félix Rafael Bandera Román and Ángel Román Ramírez were also killed. Román attemped to escape and was fatally shot and Ramírez tried to run from another location where the remaining five kidnapped victims were taken to be executed. The victims had been tortured and beaten for several days. Mayor Abarca Velázquez and Flores Velázquez were not charged for the murders in 2013 because the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office filed the case and didn’t act. Federal prosecutor, Karam confirmed to Aristegui that René Bejarano from the PRD political party had mentioned Mayor Abarca Velázquez 2013 Cardona murder case to him when Bejarano was at the federal Attorney’s General Office talking to Karam for a different issue, but Bejarano never gave Karam the file and evidence to prosecute Abarca Velázquez as he promised. Karam has now taken up the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murder case against Mayor Abarca Velázquez. If Abarca Velázquez would have been prosecuted by the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office for the Cardona, Román and Ramírez murders in 2013, the Iguala student massacre could have been avoided, according to Karam.
A $1M pesos ($77K U.S.) reward is being offered by the state of Guerrero for information leading to finding the 43 Iguala missing students.

On Friday, 16 of 18 Mayors from municipalities in Guerrero closed their government offices in anticipation of an Acapulco mega-march advocating for the return of the 43 missing students to avoid any confrontations with students, activists and family members of the missing students. There were reports of a two day closure of multiple universities around Mexico in protest of the missing students.

Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado

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