6:48 pm - 01/20/2014

'La Voz Mexico' Contestant Gibran Martiz Found Dead In Veracruz

A former contestant on the Mexican version of NBC talent search show "The Voice" was found dead at the scene of a gun battle between security forces and suspects, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said.

The bodies of "La Voz Mexico" contestant Gibrán David Martiz Díaz and another young man who had been kidnapped along with the aspiring singer earlier this month were discovered Saturday night after the shootout in Huatusco, state Attorney General Amadeo Flores said.

Martiz Díaz and the other captive were killed by their captors before the criminals died at the hands of police, according to the preliminary investigation.

The pair were abducted Jan. 7 from their apartment in Xalapa, Veracruz, by armed men wearing state police uniforms, their families said.

Two vehicles parked outside the residence where the shootout took place were reported stolen in another state, Flores said.

Inside the residence, authorities found four rifles, four handguns, a bulletproof vest, uniforms of several different police agencies and two bags of marijuana, the attorney general said.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

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onlvinsdns 21st-Jan-2014 01:59 am (UTC)

this is why you don't fuck around with the cartels.
filmfreakfranco 21st-Jan-2014 01:59 am (UTC)
it's really sad to see the state Mexico is in :(
anna_bea2 21st-Jan-2014 02:01 am (UTC)
mte. Me and my family used to go each year, but we haven't gone in a couple of years because my parents are too scared :(
so_chic_doll 21st-Jan-2014 02:33 am (UTC)
hey u, ignoring me.
so_chic_doll 21st-Jan-2014 03:13 am (UTC)
tigermilk 21st-Jan-2014 02:00 am (UTC)
What the fuck. That's really sad and scary. Why were they kidnapped?
filmfreakfranco 21st-Jan-2014 02:18 am (UTC)
if it wasn't drug related, it could simply be because they saw him as someone they can suck money out of from his family
gee 21st-Jan-2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Holy fuck :/
anna_bea2 21st-Jan-2014 02:02 am (UTC)
so scary and sad :(
cantlogoff 21st-Jan-2014 02:07 am (UTC)
er1s 21st-Jan-2014 05:10 am (UTC)
Actually, that stash seems kind of small idk
marielaurie 21st-Jan-2014 02:11 am (UTC)
mi país me da tristeza :(
neuers 21st-Jan-2014 02:12 am (UTC)
Ah, I was just reading this on Proceso. I had no idea who he was since I don't watch Televisa/TV Azteca stuff but this is really sad :'(((
lemmonsugar 21st-Jan-2014 02:13 am (UTC)
I wish Mexico wasn't so dangerous, I wanna visit someday because of it's historic places, but shit i wouldn't go there now.
diamond_dust06 21st-Jan-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
I think that's fine. I went there this past summer (with a tour group, mind) and I didn't feel unsafe at all.
readmymiind 21st-Jan-2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
the historic places aren't in dangerous zones.

((i mean, the pyramids and such))
liebez 21st-Jan-2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
I've been there for the first time last year, we visited Mexico city, Oaxaca, San Cristobal and Tulum and it was just FINE. We didn't go to a resort or anything like that; we slept in little hostels (which are faaaaar superior to the European ones) and traveled by coach (again, way better than the EU ones, at least the ADO ones). We never felt in danger, the country is BEAUTIFUL and they are the nicest people in the world. GO! :)

Edited at 2014-01-21 05:55 pm (UTC)
punkylana 21st-Jan-2014 02:14 am (UTC)
poor guy :/

sevenbeat 21st-Jan-2014 02:19 am (UTC)

RIP. that's so sad
neverhft 21st-Jan-2014 02:19 am (UTC)
Holy shit!

Like it all just sounds so horrible...
silentxstrom 21st-Jan-2014 02:20 am (UTC)
that is really awful. Mexico is such a beautiful country with tons of equally nice people, but the drug violence is insane. ):

Edited at 2014-01-21 02:20 am (UTC)
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