Armando Torres III

armando_torres_04Armando Torres served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 7 years prior to visiting his father in a small city in Mexico.  Armando Torres failed to return to the United States and has been listed as missing since May 14, 2013.  Armando was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen near the U.S. Mexico Border in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. Armando Torres was 25 at the time of his disappearance in 2013.

From the Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release about the disappearance of Armando Torres:

As reported in the national and international news services, the FBI and Mexican law enforcement agencies have been investigating the May 14, 2013 kidnapping in La Barranca, Tamaulipas, Mexico, of U.S. citizen Armando Torres, III, as well as of his father Armando Torres, II and his uncle Salvador Torres, both of whom are Mexican citizens. Armando Torres, III is a U.S. Marine in the Individual Ready Reserve and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On May 14, 2013, Armando Torres, III drove across the International Port of Entry Bridge at Progresso, Texas, to visit his father’s ranch in La Barranca, Tamaulipas, which is located near the International Port of Entry Bridge at Los Indios, Texas. Shortly after he arrived at the ranch, armed gunmen entered the ranch and took all three Torres family members by force. They have not been seen or heard from since this event.

In addition to the Mexican criminal investigation, the FBI has opened a concurrent international kidnapping investigation and is vigorously pursuing all investigative leads.

Facebook page set up for Armando Torres: https://www.facebook.com/CrplArmandoTorresIII

FBI page about Armando Torres: http://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2013/fbi-seeking-information-in-kidnapping-of-u.s.-citizen

News Article: http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_7c09401c-ccb3-11e2-a7c0-001a4bcf6878.html

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the FBI-Brownsville Resident Agency Office at telephone number 956-546-6922.

 

 





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