Ali Landry's father-in-law and brother-in-law were tragically found dead on Saturday, Sept. 19 more than two weeks after they were kidnapped outside their home.
Juan Manuel Gómez Fernéndez and his son, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde — the father and brother, respectively, of Ali's husband, filmmaker Alejandro Gómez Monteverde — had each sustained traumatic brain injuries and been dead for several days when they were found by authorities in northern Veracruz, Mexico, Veracruz State Prosecutor Luis Angel Bravo Contreras told People.
Ali and her husband, Alejandro, in May 2010. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Fernéndez and Monteverde were kidnapped on Friday, Sept. 4 after leaving their home in Tampico, Mexico — a dangerous area in the state of Tamaulipas known for gang violence — according to the Latin Times.
Televisa news anchor Carlos Loret de Mola further reported a ransom was paid for Fernéndez and Monteverde's release, but the kidnappers refused to free them. Local police are still investigating the deaths at this time.
Celebrating in San Miguel de Allende, with my best friend, my life mentor, the wisest man I know; my father. Tobala mezcal A photo posted by Alejandro Monteverde (@alejandromonteverde77) on Dec 25, 2014 at 11:02am PST
Celebrating in San Miguel de Allende, with my best friend, my life mentor, the wisest man I know; my father. Tobala mezcal
A photo posted by Alejandro Monteverde (@alejandromonteverde77) on Dec 25, 2014 at 11:02am PST
Alejandro and his father, Juan.
Ali, 42 — who was previously married to Mario Lopez for two weeks in 2004 before their union was annulled — tied the knot with her husband, Alejandro, 38, in April 2006 in Mexico. The couple are parents to three children; daughter Estela, 8, and sons Marcelo, 3, and Valentin, 2.
Our thoughts are with Ali, Alejandro and their extended family during this difficult time.
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