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Missing In Mexico

John Edward Parks, male, 41, 5'10", 160 pounds, Native American coloring with blue eyes.

Location: Harlingen and McAllen TX
Members: 25
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2013

What we know..

Owns aquarium/pet store in Matamoros, MX, and disappeared during the battles between the Mexican military and the Gulf Cartels and Zetas in that city, beginning on Nov.5, 2010. US Consulate has only ascertained that he is not in any hospital in that city or surrounding cities, and nothing more. They say they are not able to do any searching themselves but must rely on the Mexican authorities.

Discussion Forum

"Superman" Producer Reported Missing in Mexico 18 Replies

Ilya Salkind, the man who first brought Superman to the big screen, has been reported missing in Mexico. Not a lot of details yet. Here's the Fox News story.Continue

Tags: Missing, Mexico, Superman, Producer, Salkind

Started by Jeff Dunsavage. Last reply by Julie R. Jones Feb 4, 2011.

5 San Marcos, Texas, Residents Missing in Mexico Since November 10 Replies

Does anyone know how to connect with the families of these men? Maybe we could help them and they could help us by adding strength through numbers. Maybe some of you Texans could reach out? Watch the videoContinue

Tags: Missing, Mexico, Nuevo Laredo, Texas, San Marcos

Started by Jeff Dunsavage. Last reply by Jeff Dunsavage Jan 9, 2011.

Arturo Aviles Also Missing in Matamoros, Mexico 4 Replies

Separate group dedicated to the search for Arturo Aviles, who disappeared in Matamoros around the same time as John Parks.

Tags: Missing, Arturo Aviles, John Parks, Mexico, Matamoros

Started by Jeff Dunsavage. Last reply by Jeff Dunsavage Jan 8, 2011.

more on mexico 4 Replies

Ciudad Juarez -any reason he may go to this area? Continue

Started by Richard Bowie. Last reply by Jeff Dunsavage Nov 30, 2010.

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Comment by Renee Vorbach on August 8, 2012 at 11:52pm

The Monitor for yesterday...

KRGV tonight...

also a brief story about fighting continuing in the streets of Matamoros tonight and the American Consulate urged people to stay indoors but no link is available yet....

Comment by Renee Vorbach on March 10, 2012 at 1:54am
Comment by Renee Vorbach on March 5, 2012 at 4:21am

There were two excellent pieces in today's "The Monitor"... background and a succinct history of what is going on...

Spring Break is coming... If you have loved ones coming to South Texas, they are safe in Texas and on Texas beaches, but make sure they don't cross the border for ANY reason!!! Please share these stories across the country... Right now, only the border states are feeling the immediate results... But the cartels are moving their families to Texas cities for safety, and who knows how long our Border Patrol and police agencies will be able to stop the cross-border violence. There have already been a couple of incidences...

Comment by Renee Vorbach on February 11, 2012 at 1:31am

Another family missing a loved one... this family is from North Texas and I am afraid that even this close are unaware of the dangers....

How many more before we get help finding our loved ones???

Comment by Renee Vorbach on February 3, 2012 at 3:06pm

In the local newspaper this morning.....

On the local television station last night, this film clip....

How many more???

Comment by Renee Vorbach on January 25, 2012 at 7:24pm

Story in our local newspaper...I wonder if it even got out of the Valley. I'll be so glad when presidential elections are over and we can try and get REAL news again across our country... Despite several excellent programs running on cable TV channels, the rest of the country still seems to be under the "cone of silence"

Comment by Renee Vorbach on January 3, 2012 at 7:29pm

Here is another link... and five pages of blog... some is culled from our newspapers, some is not... maybe some of our "missing" families can find new information for their searching....

Comment by Deborah Parks on December 28, 2011 at 3:12pm

That was a great article Rene. Its a shame we can't get any news like that from here. Thanks for sharing it.

Comment by Adriana Aviles Allen on December 28, 2011 at 11:12am

wow so many things on that website


Comment by Renee Vorbach on December 27, 2011 at 8:11pm

I just had an overseas friend send me this link... Why can they see this overseas, but we can't get this information here in the states????


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