U.S. District Court employee killed in Juárez
I can’t say the whole story is here, but it’s all they’re saying for now.
Chihuahua state investigators on Wednesday detailed a puzzling web of events they say led to the kidnapping and eventual slaying of a U.S. citizen who was employed at the U.S. District Court in El Paso.
The investigators said kidnappers originally wanted a $10,000 ransom for the victim, but when his captors realized that he had identified a woman with whom he had held a five-year relationship, their plan changed violently.
Authorities found the victim’s body in an abandoned house in Juárez the day after he was kidnapped.
Chihuahua state authorities began investigating the incident as a homicide earlier this month, and on Wednesday they arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping and slaying.
The victim’s name was not released by Mexican authorities, but federal courthouse officials in El Paso said they were informed that Jorge Dieppa, 57, a court interpreter for more than seven years and a part-time lecturer at University of Texas at El Paso’s department of language and linguistics, had been killed recently in Juárez.
UTEP officials also confirmed that Dieppa was killed in Juárez, but neither federal courthouse officials nor UTEP disclosed further information.
Jorge Dieppa -file photo
Lisbeth La Liz Nayeli Rodrguez Alanis, 22; Vctor Alfonso El Gordo Cano Molina, 24; and Antonio Tarango Montes, 60, were arrested by Chihuahua state authorities in connection with a kidnapping on July 5. (Courtesy Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office)
Lizbeth Nayeli Rodrguez Alanis (Courtesy Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office)