Two individuals arrested in Mexico in disappearance of Los Angeles firefighter

Two individuals have been arrested in Mexico on suspicion of collaborating within the disappearance of Los Angeles firefighter Francisco Aguilar, the Baja California district lawyer’s workplace reported Friday.

The couple recognized as Santos “N,” 27, and Fanny “N,” 32, had been arrested Thursday. They had been in possession of Aguilar’s bank cards, which had been utilized in Ensenada, Rosarito and Tijuana after his disappearance, officers stated.

Aguilar, 48, who works as a firefighter in Los Angeles, was final seen Aug. 20 after leaving a residence he owned within the San Antonio del Mar neighborhood in Tijuana.

The FBI has collaborated with Mexican authorities within the investigation.

Based on prosecutors, Aguilar had organized to satisfy Fanny at an tackle in Rosarito.

The prosecutor’s workplace believes that the couple could have deceived him in an effort to kidnap him, and that Aguilar tried to flee, stated Hiram Sanchez, Baja California’s central prosecutor, who stated they’re nonetheless searching for Aguilar.

Neighbors stated that they had heard gunfire, based on Sanchez. Authorities stated bloodstains discovered on the web site matched with the sufferer’s genetic profile.

The couple denied realizing the place Aguilar was, Mexican authorities stated. If discovered responsible, they might face a sentence of 25 to 50 years in jail.

Mendoza writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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