Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Mexican Nationals Charged With Kidnapping And Homicide of U.S. Citizen In Chihuahua

Antonio Tarango Montes, Victor Alfonso Cano Molina, aka, "El Gordo," and Lizbeth Nayeli Rodríguez Alanis

Photo: Tiempo

Three suspects arrested and fourth suspect sought.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 21, 2011

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Thursday, the Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office (PGR) reported that three suspects, Antonio Tarango Montes, 60, Victor Alfonso Cano Molina, 25, aka, "El Gordo," and Lizbeth Nayeli Rodríguez Alanis, 22, were arrested early Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping and homicide of Jorge Luis Dieppa, 57. Dieppa a U.S. Citizen worked for the U.S. District Court El Paso Division as an interpreter for almost seven years and worked part time as a lecturer in the Languages and Linguistics department at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), according to its website.
U.S. federal authorities confirmed that Dieppa had been reported missing on July 5 and on July 6 Mexican authorities found his body at the Morenita neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez. The victim had been bound with duct tape and stabbed multiple times.
PGR sources confirmed that Dieppa was killed before his wife refused to pay a $10,000 ransom. Authorities didn't release Dieppa's name, but sources in the U.S. and in Chihuahua identified Dieppa as the murdered victim.
The PGR says, Alanis a nightclub dancer admitted to knowing Dieppa and was having a relationship with him for about five years. She told investigators, Dieppa would give her money and financially supported her. But, when she discovered he was working as a lecturer at UTEP, Alanis and the other suspects decided to kidnap Dieppa when they spotted him in Juarez. Dieppa was having car mechanical problems and crossed the border into Juarez to get his vehicle repaired.
The suspects apparently killed Dieppa and contunued to negiotiate for a ransom. Dieppa's family members requested proof of life before paying the ransom and Molina tried to imitate Dieppa's voice, but the family didn't believe it was Dieppa and decided not to pay the ransom, according to the PGR.
The suspects were arrested during an argument with another group. When Juarez police booked them, they found the suspects were wanted in connection with Dieppa's kidnapping and homicide.
Authorities are looking for a fourth suspect, according to the PGR.

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