Girl, 11, films her mother being kidnapped by two men in Mexico and forced into a car while her younger sister, 9, tries to stop them
- Irma Villanueva was abducted from her home in Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday
- The Guerrero state prosecutor’s office announced Saturday that the 40-year-old mother-of-three had been found unharmed
- In a video recorded by her daughter, 11, Villanueva is seen being led out of her home and into a pickup truck by two men
- Meanwhile, her nine-year-old daughter tries to stop them
- Her oldest son, Miguel Ángel Moreno, 20, identified the two suspects and said one of them was the son of his mother’s ex-boyfriend, Celso Saavedra
- Moreno said the incident was probably sparked by Saavedra’s decision to evict his mother from a property he owns
- The Guerrero state prosecutor’s office said the Villanueva had been detained by the Xitlaltepec neighborhood police
- Moreno and villagers said the men are not members of the Xitlaltepec neighborhood police
Irma Villanueva was seen on video allegedly being kidnapped by two men Thursday from her home in Metlatónoc, a town in the Mexican Pacific coast state of Guerrero. The Guerrero state prosecutor’s office announced Friday that the mother-of-three had been safely located and that she had been arrested by the Xitlaltepec community police, a claim that was denied by her oldest son and villagers
This is the moment a mother-of-three was allegedly kidnapped in Mexico before she was safely located at a local police station.
Irma Villanueva’s 11-year-old daughter used her cellphone to record two men forcing her out of her home in Metlatónoc, a town in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, on Friday.
The child pleaded with the men to let her mother while her nine-year-old sister attempted to stop the suspects from taking her away.
On Friday evening, the Guerrero state prosecutor’s office announced that 40-year-old woman had been safely located in the municipality of Xitlaltepec after she was found to be in the custody of its local neighborhood police force.
Villanueva’s 20-year-old son, Miguel Ángel Moreno, who uploaded the video to his Facebook account, as well as family members and local villagers discredited the prosecutor’s office, and said the men were not member of the Xitlaltepec community police.
Irma Villanueva is held by one of the two men who forced her out of her home Friday while her nine-year-old daughter’s attempts to rescue her
The Guerrero State Attorney General’s office announced Saturday that Irma Villanueva had been safely located after she had been arrested Friday by members of the community police in city the Xitlaltepec, an allegation that was shot down by Villanueva’s son and Congresswoman Erika Valencia, who represent’s the 26th District in Guerrero
According to La Opinión, Moreno identified the two men in the video Felipe Arce and Ángel Saavedra, the latter being the son of Celso Saavedra, who dated Villanueva for eight years.
Moreno went on to say that his mother’s abduction most likely stemmed from a land dispute. Saavedra allegedly had been trying to evict Villanueva from the plot on which the family home is located.
Congresswoman Erika Valencia, who represent’s the 26th District in Guerrero, called on Guerrero Attorney General Jorge de los Santos to open an investigation into Villanueva’s kidnapping.
On Sunday, Valencia shared a Facebook post in which she pointed out that Arce and Ángel Saavedra were not members of the Xitlaltepec community police and that vehicle that Villanueva was ushered away on was not a police vehicle.
Irma Villanueva’s nine-year-old daughter tries to stop a man from allegedly abducting her near her home in Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday
‘If they do not act quickly and forcefully, as Deputy of the Montaña Region and President of the Commission for Gender Equality in the Congress of Guerrero, I hold the State Attorney General responsible by omission for everything that may happen to Mrs. Irma Villanueva,’ Valencia said.
DailyMail.com’s phone calls to the Guerrero state prosecutor’s office went unanswered.