Juarez Victims Identified as Wedding Party
POSTED: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 11:38am
UPDATED: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 9:20am
Juarez - Chihuahua state police confirm that three of the four bodies found in the back of a pickup truck in east Juarez on Monday were those of the U.S. citizens abducted during a wedding last week.
Our media partners at the El Paso Times say police identified the victims as the groom Rafael Morales Valencia, 29; his brother Jaime Morales Valencia, 25; and their uncle Guadalupe Morales Arriola, 51.
The identity of the fourth victim was not released.
The Morales were taken away after gunmen burst into the wedding ceremony on Friday evening at El Señor de la Misericordia Catholic church.
Family members said the men are U.S. citizens from La Mesa, New Mexico.