Mexican woman killed in crossfire during the kidnapping of Americans going for a tummy tuck is identified as a church worker
The Mexican woman who was killed in the crossfire between drug cartels and the kidnapping of four Americans last Wednesday has been identified as a 33-year-old church official who had worked with children at a summer school.
Arely Servando, 33, found herself in the middle of the terrifying ambush on March 3, when Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams were abducted in crime-ridden Matamoros.
Tamaulipas Gov. According to the Daily Mail, Americo Villareal revealed that she was struck while standing about a block away from the gunfire of the Gulf Cartel’s Scorpions Group.
The outlet stated that Servando was a graduate of the National College of Technical Professional Education and worked with children at the Biblical Summer School. He also joined the Association of Young Ambassadors of Pentecostal Power.
“Arelita, as I affectionately called her, was my vice president along with many other things,” association president Priscila Andrade told the El Universal, according to the paper.
“My little sister, best friend, and companion,” she added.
On Thursday, March 9, the notorious cartel apologized and turned in five members who they say were responsible for the attack.
The Scorpions Group said it “decided to turn over those who were directly involved and responsible in the events” related to the abduction, according to a letter leaked to the Associated Press by a Tamaulipas state law enforcement source.
McGee and Williams were found injured in a dingy shack on Tuesday, but Woodard and Brown were killed.
Meanwhile, Mexican authorities are pursuing a possible drug-trafficking motive for the kidnapping.