Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Matamoro’s “A.C. Del Angel.”
MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Authorities are hunting for two women who are believed to have brutally murdered a mother of two near this Mexican border city and taken her two children. One of the murder suspects may have fled to Texas.
The case first came to light on Friday afternoon. Citizens in this border city took to social media to raise awareness about a 20-month-old child who had been abandoned at a local shopping center. The posts and tweets asked for anyone with information as to his identity or the whereabout of his relatives to contact them.
DIF Director in Matamoros David Morales Velez said public safety officials contacted his office about an abandoned child in the parking lot of a store called Su Bodega on the city’s western side.
Soon after, the child’s grandmother San Juana De la Rosa Jaso rushed to the offices of the local department tasked with promoting social welfare (called DIF in Spanish). There, De la Rosa Jaso was reunited with her grandson.
Tamaulipas law enforcement officials spoke with Breitbart Texas about the murder of 23-year-old Isamar Chavez de la Rosa who has been identified as the mother of the 20-month old baby and his three month old sister Sofia Castillo.
The murder took place in the nearby town of Valle Hermoso where 22-year-old Xitlali Yelitza Leal Quintero and her mother 42-year-old Emma Lilia Quintero Jaramillo, who are believed to have gone to the victim’s house, lured her out of the residence and then brutally beat her with a baseball bat before taking the children.
While the young boy was found later that day, it wasn’t until Saturday morning when the young girl was recovered. According to preliminary information provided to Breitbart Texas, shortly after securing the girl, the murder suspects turned the baby over to an unknown woman on a rural road and ordered her to take her to authorities or they would kill them.
Authorities were able to arrest Quintero Jaramillo who has since confessed her role in the murder. Details as to the reason for the murder have not been provided by authorities. Leal Quintero remains a fugitive and one of the theories that Mexican authorities have is that she may have fled to Texas to hide out.
The case of the missing babies sent shockwaves through the Tamaulipas government when State Representative Belen Rosales spoke out about the case and asked that Tamaulipas authorities issue out an Amber Alert.
“We are looking for the issuing of an Amber alert and for the child to be found, acknowledging that in Tamaulipas we have knowledge of missing and kidnapped minors,” she said asking that the law be changed so that the Amber alert be issued sooner instead of having to wait 48 hours.
“It is about children who are at risk, it is necessary to change the law in these cases and be able to guarantee the integrity of children who are taken from their parents in any city in Tamaulipas,” she said.