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2 million pesos offered for information on Los Norteños deaths

November 27, 2018

The Tamaulipas Attorney General’s office is offering a 2 million peso reward, or approximately $97,000, for anyone who provides information on the killing of two members of the Los Norteños de Rio Bravo band.

The men, who were reported missing Saturday night, were kidnapped from their vehicle following a concert in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas. Their bodies were discovered Sunday morning, according to a news release from the AG’s office.

Brothers Cuitláhuac Ruiz, 26, and Elías Hernández, 25, were fatally shot and found in an abandoned truck on Libramiento Sur II at approximately 10 a.m., according to El Universal. The highway connects to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, and the men were found just meters from the crossing.

“The Governor of Tamaulipas, through the Attorney General’s Office of Tamaulipas, reiterates its commitment to pursuing and punishing anyone that makes an attempt on the life of the citizens of Tamaulipas,” the Spanish language news release read.

The mayor of Rio Bravo, located across the river from Donna, said he made the decision to cancel the festivities the city had planned next week to celebrate its independence.

Los Norteños gained prominence following their 2015 debut on “México Tiene Talento,” where they made it to the semifinals.

msmith@themonitor.com

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