Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A real mess, I tell ya'

You’re going to need a scorecard to keep track of this story, but I didn’t see anything in the Chicago papers about it and thought it was important.

Two and a half years ago a 36-year-old man was kidnapped in Mexico. His mother then received a ransom note demanding a million dollars. No body was ever found.

So his mother hired private investigators to solve the case. And that led to a restaurant in Louisville where they arrested Brenda Quevedo in connection with the crime.

Immigration now has Brenda in the McHenry County Illinois Jail. (I have no idea why our government moved her 400 miles North, but I’m guessing it has something to do with space available and/or regional jurisdiction.)

She’s being held on immigration violations pending her extradition back to Mexico.

It turns out that the mother has already been instrumental in finding four other accomplices in the case. Only one more remains at large.

Gee, maybe we could hire this woman. She seems pretty effective at finding people who don’t want to be found, certainly out-performing both Mexican and US government agencies.

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