Arkansas man & # 39; kidnapped & # 39; in Mexico before best friend was shot, he says & # 39; blackout & # 39;

A medical school graduate from Arkansas who was missing for five days in Mexico held a press conference that raised more questions than answers on Sunday after his safe return to the US.

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Jesse Pacheco (29) said that he & # 39; blackout & # 39; and remembered nothing about leaving a nightclub in Providencia, Mexico after midnight on June 15 and boarding a plane to return to the US, but also thinking that his life was over. & # 39;

Pacheco celebrated his graduation from the medical faculty of Autonomous University of Guadalajara and would return home this week to Van Buren, Arkansas, before he went missing.

Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, close friend of Pacheco and another medical student who was with him, was found dead in a nearby street and shot.

After five days missing in Mexico, Jesse Pacheco, 29 (photo), held a press conference that raised more questions than answers on Sunday after his safe return to the US.

After five days missing in Mexico, Jesse Pacheco, 29 (photo), held a press conference that raised more questions than answers on Sunday after his safe return to the US.

& # 39; All my family, friends were there. We were just celebrating and the next thing you know (I) has been darkened, & said Pacheco on Sunday, with his cousin and mother next to him. & # 39; I didn't think I'd be home again. I thought my life was over. & # 39;

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Romero, however, was not very lucky.

& # 39; I just want to say that I took his place & # 39 ;, Pacheco said about his friend. & # 39; He didn't deserve it. I didn't deserve it either. He was a great guy. Carlos was a good friend of mine. I'm sorry it happened to him. We have prayed a lot for his family. & # 39;

Pacheco studied at the medical school of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara for two and a half years and had terminated his residency in the US. He was in Mexico to celebrate graduation when he said he was & # 39; darkened & # 39; was after he left a nightclub and remembered nothing until he returned to the US on a plane at the end of last week. He is depicted (center) with his cousin (left) and mother (right) during a press conference on Sunday

Pacheco studied at the medical school of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara for two and a half years and had terminated his residency in the US. He was in Mexico to celebrate graduation when he said he was & # 39; darkened & # 39; was after he left a nightclub and remembered nothing until he returned to the US on a plane at the end of last week. He is depicted (center) with his cousin (left) and mother (right) during a press conference on Sunday

Pacheco studied at the medical school of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara for two and a half years and had terminated his residency in the US. He was in Mexico to celebrate graduation when he said he was & # 39; darkened & # 39; was after he left a nightclub and remembered nothing until he returned to the US on a plane at the end of last week. He is depicted (center) with his cousin (left) and mother (right) during a press conference on Sunday

Regarding the events surrounding Romero's death and his own disappearance, Pacheco said: There are things we don't know, and that's what they (authorities) are trying to figure out because we just don't know.

His mother, Vilma Franco, added: & We don't know who he was with who had him. We know nothing. & # 39;

When asked if the family could tell something about how Pacheco was found, the mother said she wanted to keep it private.

Pacheco & # 39; s friend, medical student Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, (left), was found dead in a street near a nightclub where they had celebrated and shot.
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Pacheco & # 39; s friend, medical student Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, (left), was found dead in a street near a nightclub where they had celebrated and shot.

Pacheco & # 39; s friend, medical student Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, (left), was found dead in a street near a nightclub where they had celebrated and shot.

& # 39; I just want to say that I took his place & # 39 ;, Pacheco said about his friend. & # 39; He didn't deserve it. I didn't deserve it either. He was a great guy. Carlos was a good friend of mine. I'm sorry it happened to him. We prayed a lot for his family & # 39;

& # 39; I just want to say that I took his place & # 39 ;, Pacheco said about his friend. & # 39; He didn't deserve it. I didn't deserve it either. He was a great guy. Carlos was a good friend of mine. I'm sorry it happened to him. We prayed a lot for his family & # 39;

& # 39; I just want to say that I took his place & # 39 ;, Pacheco said about his friend. & # 39; He didn't deserve it. I didn't deserve it either. He was a great guy. Carlos was a good friend of mine. I'm sorry it happened to him. We prayed a lot for his family & # 39;

The Mexican authorities feared that Pacheco might have been abducted before she was located.

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Witnesses said a group in a red car had attacked Romero, shot him and then drove away, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Authorities discovered a black cell phone, a tennis shoe, two cigarette butts and five cases, according to local news reports.

The police in Mexico said there was no known motive for the attack on the friends, both of whom are American citizens.

There have been no arrests in the death of Romero or the alleged abduction of Pacheco.

But the investigators interviewed at least nine witnesses and gathered the names of more than 100 people working in the area, said Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez, the prosecutor of Jalisco.

Witnesses said that a group traveling in a red car had attacked Romero (right), shot him and then drove off. Pacheco is shown
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Witnesses said that a group traveling in a red car had attacked Romero (right), shot him and then drove off. Pacheco is shown

Romero (photo) had also studied with Pacheco at the medical faculty of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. NBC reported that his aunt identified his body after it was sent home

Romero (photo) had also studied with Pacheco at the medical faculty of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. NBC reported that his aunt identified his body after it was sent home

Witnesses said that a group traveling in a red car had attacked Romero (right), shot him and then drove off. Romero had also studied with Pacheco (left) at the medical faculty of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. NBC reported that his aunt identified his body after it was sent home

Romero & # 39; was taken by a group that defeated him and shot him with a gun, killing him, & # 39; Gomez reports NBC News.

& # 39; Local businesses have evacuated all their customers and are closed to avoid getting involved in this incident. & # 39;

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Employees at a nearby convenience stpre reportedly told police that Romero had bought cigarettes shortly before his death.

While he waited for an Uber to arrive in the short term, the passengers in a red car shot him and then fled the scene, witnesses said.

Pacheco studied at the medical school of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara for two and a half years and had terminated his residency in the US. He was in Mexico to celebrate graduation.

Romero had also studied with Pacheco at the medical faculty of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. NBC reported that his aunt identified his body after it was sent home.

The US Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Romero's death and added: & # 39; out of respect for family privacy, we have no further comments at this time. & # 39;

There have been no arrests in Romero's death or Pacheco's (photo) alleged kidnapping

There have been no arrests in Romero's death or Pacheco's (photo) alleged kidnapping

There have been no arrests in the death of Romero or the (photographed) alleged abduction of Pacheco

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