The daughter of one of three missing women in Mexico hasn’t given up hope

PEÑITAS, Texas – The daughter of one of two sisters from Texas who disappeared in Mexico with her friend three weeks ago, while traveling to a flea market, says she hasn’t given up hope they will be found.

“We are waiting for them to return home,” said Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, 27 KRGV TV in Weslaco.

The FBI said in a statement Thursday that it was unable to comment on the investigation, but said the agency is “relentlessly pursuing all options when it comes to protecting the American people and is changing that.” not move if it is endangered across the border”.

The three women – Ramirez’s mother, Marina Perez Rios, 48; Ramirez’s aunt, Maritza Trinidad Perez Rios, 47; and her friend Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz, 53 – were on their way to a flea market to sell clothes in the Mexican town of Montemorelos, in Nuevo Leon state. Prosecutors in Nuevo Leon have said they will investigate the woman’s disappearance.

The sisters live in Peñitas, a small Texas border town near McAllen, and are legal residents of the US, while their boyfriend Saenz lives in Mexico, KRGV reported.

Ramirez, who spoke to KRGV on Tuesday, said she has been in contact with Mexican authorities. She told the TV channel that her mother and aunt, who grew up in Nuevo Leon, made the trip to the market several times.

“They had fun going out and meeting new people,” Ramirez told KRGV.

said Ramirez The monitor at McAllen that she last spoke to her mother on February 25, the day after her mother and aunt crossed the border into Mexico.

Another case of Americans missing in Mexico attracted an avalanche of attention earlier this month when it was reported on March 3 The kidnapping was caught on video after a drug cartel shootout in Matamoros. This case was resolved within a few days when the four were found in a wooden hut. Two were alive and two were dead.

The massive search for the four kidnapped Americans included squads of Mexican soldiers and National Guard troops. But for most of the 112,000 Mexicans missing nationwide only those who are looking for them are their desperate relatives.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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