Alleged Mexican Pirate Victim Remembered at Touching Memorial Service
October 6, 2010
David Hartley was allegedly shot in the head by pirates on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake at the Texas border last week. Tiffany claims she and her husband disregarded warnings about increased cartel activity on the lake, and were approached by three pirate boats with armed drug runners as they jet skied.
Skeptics from both countries have come forward questioning the account, but Tiffany has stuck to her story, saying that she tried to pull her husband’s body out of the water, but he was too heavy and she had to flee to the U.S. side. She made a 911 call when she got back to shore.
Hartley’s parents have accused the Mexican government of not searching properly for their son’s body, as they continue to deny access to U.S. investigators to search themselves. Some have accused them of being paid off by cartels, a common occurrence with the modern day corruption of Mexico’s law enforcement.
“He needs to come home and we’re begging the Mexican government, the governor of Texas, President Obama,” Pam Hartley was quoted by ABC.
“To Hillary [Clinton] — mother to mother — help me bring my son home, please. She’s a mother, she would know.”