Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández and Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde were found dead in Mexico after having been kidnapped and held for ransom.


The two victims, father and brother of the film producer Alejandro Gómez Monteverde who is married to Ali Landry, the former Miss USA, were kidnapped over two weeks ago from their home in Tamaulipas, Mexico, and held for ransom. Despite the ransom being paid, they were both killed. Their bodies were found in Veracruz, Mexico on Sept. 19, both with severe head wounds, according to reports.

The family had made a ransom payment, but when pressed for another payment the family demanded proof that the two men were still alive before paying.

Juan Manuel was a business partner at the La Pecerita restaurant that had allegedly been connected with drug cartel activity.


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Monteverde´s friend, Eduardo Verastegui, posted his condolences on Twitter. “With a heart full of pain and sadness, I ask for prayers for my friend and ‘compadre’ Alejandro Gómez Monteverde and all his family. My deepest condolences to my soul-brother. I love you so much ‘compadre’, I put my heart in your hands and I join you in this deep pain.”

Monteverde has yet to comment on this tragic loss.

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