(ZAPATA COUNTY, Texas) -- The head of a murdered investigator who had been working on the case of missing Texan David Hartley was stuffed in a suitcase and delivered to the Mexican military on Tuesday.
The severed head of Rolando Flores, the head of state investigators in Ciudad Miguel Aleman in Mexico, was murdered after spending weeks searching for Hartley. The American disappeared on Sept. 30 after he was shot on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake while Jet Skiing with his wife Tiffany.
Tiffany Hartley has said he was gunned down by pirates, and Hartley's family accused Mexican police of not looking for the body because they were afraid of Mexican drug gangs.
News of Flores' murder was first reported by Texas State Rep. Aaron Pena, who tweeted earlier Tuesday that the investigator had been decapitated.
Pena said on his Twitter account that he confirmed the decapitation through Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez, whose office is in charge of the Hartley investigation. A call made to Gonzalez was not immediately returned.
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