A Guatemalan migrant was found murdered with his surviving young son who still held on to his corpse after the couple was abducted by a Mexican gang.
Researchers in the south-central Mexican state of Morelos met Rudy Arnoldo Gonzalez, 33, on Saturday morning with his neck cut open on a lawn in the municipality of Ocuituco, Mexico.
His ten-year-old son, Cristian Iban Gonzalez, was still alive but had several neck wounds. According to the Mexican authorities, the boy was operated on at the local hospital. His condition was updated to stable on Tuesday.
Shocking images show the lifeless body of Rudy Arnoldo Gonzalez who was dumped on the side of a road after being killed by members of a cartel. His son, Cristian Iban Gonzalez (depicted in the white t-shirt), survived the horrific attack. Their bodies were discovered last Saturday
Murdered Guatemalan migrant Rudy Arnoldo Gonzalez (right) had scars in his neck. His remaining son, Cristian Iban Gonzalez (left) presented various neck wounds
Cristian told police that he and his father, along with his uncle, Luis Arturo Gonzalez, and his cousin, Byron Amilcar, 17, were hoping to join relatives in the United States. On May 28, they left their respective homes in Mataquescuintla, Guatemala, with the help of a & # 39; coyote & # 39; or human traffick who helped them cross the border with southern Mexico illegally.
The smuggler also promised them to get the border between Mexico and the United States as part of their agreement, but Cristian said the coyote then left them in the Mexican coastal gulf state of Veracruz.
The family was later abducted by alleged members of the Los Zetas cartel during their treacherous journey. On July 1, they contacted family members in the United States to help them gain freedom.
The gang requested a ransom of $ 12,000, but paid $ 8,000. However, the family lost contact with the kidnappers after payment was made.
The Guatemalan migrant Rudy Arnoldo Gonzalez (right, second row, with his wife and children) never made the United States after he was murdered by kidnappers in Mexico. Pictured on the left is his widow Dora Ortiz
The Guatemalan migrant Rudy Arnoldo Gonzalez was murdered during his trip to the United States when he and his family were abducted in Mexico last week. The gang members were paid $ 8,000 to release the four-in-a-row before they attacked them
At one point, the kidnappers brought Rudy Arnoldo, Luis Arturo, Cristian and Amilcar to Morelos, Mexico.
The gang attacked them. Luis Arturo and his son, Almicar, were lucky enough to escape the gang, despite suffering injuries.
They were found by authorities in the state of Mexico, who protect them in a local hospital while they recover.
According to Telemundo, the father of the victim, Dionisio Gonzalez, said that Cristian Iban pretended that he was dead while the murderers came by.
Byron Amilcar (photo) and his father Luis Arturo Gonzalez fled from their captors. Both are supervised by the Mexican police in the state of Mexico awaiting their return to Guatemala
Mexican outlet La Union reported Thursday that investigators arrested two male suspects on Wednesday.
The grieving widow, Dora Ortiz, rubbed her fingers over her wedding ring, which she said her late husband left behind so she could figure out how close-knit it was.
& # 39; He would tell me every time that I would remember that we were married & # 39 ;, said Ortiz.
& # 39; Knowing that he was traveling with his son, they did not respect his life & # 39 ;, she added.
The family was confused as to why the kidnappers murdered Rudy Arnoldo and nearly killed Cristian after their demands were made.
& # 39; They said that on the day that all the rescue money was handed over, they would be released, & # 39; said Dionisio.
& # 39; They had the money in their hands and went crazy. & # 39;
The Guatemalan consulate in Mexico expected Rudy Arnoldo & # 39; s remains to emigrate back home.
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