POSTED: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:59pm
LA MESA, NM - We now know three of four bodies found in the back of a pick-up truck on Monday are men from La Mesa, New Mexico.
Rafael Morales Valencia, his brother Jaime, and their uncle Guadalupe Morales Arriola were kidnapped after a wedding on Friday. Gunmen stormed into the catholic church, killed one guest and took off with the three men. Rafeal Morales Valencia was the groom, now the family's neighbors in La Mesa are in shock.
"[There are] too many killings all ready, and they're killing innocent people, innocent kids. I feel really bad about it, you know, and I wish they would stop it," Santa Montelongo said.
Neighbors say the groom's father lives in a La Mesa, NM home. It was the groom, his brother and uncle who were found dead, and neighbors say that's too close for comfort.
"I never thought it would be this close by, I thought they were just from up there, you know, but I never thought the people were from here," Montelongo said.
"I feel really sorry for what happened. No one deserves what happened to those men," Neighbor Guadalupe Macias said.