To date the victim's body has not been returned to his family and remains in Mexico. A deputy assigned to investigate the murder was killed, decapitated and his head returned to the Zapata authorities in a suitcase.
No arrests have been made as of this date and the wife continues to plead for the return of her husband's remains. Very unnerving.
Our overnight destination on December 13 happened to be Zapata, Texas where we secured our campsite and made small talk with the campground host. Locals and the local authorities have some suspicions of the entire story as told by the young woman. The campground continues to operate as usual and the campers and local fishermen seem unconcerned about safety while on the lake.
|Our campground in Zapata, Texas|
|This stuff is all along the roadsides.|
|Typical roadside sights. Some ranch entrance signs but virtually no homes.|