Family of Director of "Little Boy" and "Bella" Killed by Drug Cartel in Mexico
Prayers go out to their family. They need it right now.
Ali Landry and her husband, Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, who directed the film Little Boy, are mourning the horrific deaths of two beloved family members.
In a brief statement issued by Mexican authorities, it has been revealed that Alejandro Gomez Monteverde’s father, Manuel Gómez Fernández, and his brother, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde, were kidnapped by a group of criminals with links to the Mexican drug cartels.
The kidnappings occurred on September 4 while the pair was leaving Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the U.S. government, Tamaulipas is one the most dangerous areas of the country where government employees are forced to live under a tight curfew due to the excess of crimes taking place.
Run by brutal cartels and gang members, Tamaulipas has become infamous for the high number of tourists, who are kidnapped and often killed for ransom.