Authorities in the north are investigating the bizarre disappearance of a Mexican farmer. According to a report made by 30 year old Luis Arturo Tapia, Mexican farmer of Ejido Pioneros Del Rio, Quintana Roo, Mexico, around 8:30p.m.on July 1st, his 27-year-old brother Carlos Tapia, Mexican farmer of the same address informed him that he was going on a hunting trip along with two other individuals namely Regino Garcia and Noe Garcia of the same village.
About 11:30p.m. on the same night, Noe Garcia returned to Tapias residence and informed him that he along with Regino and Carlos Tapia had gone hunting in an area known as Pine Ridge which is on Belizean territory near the Belize/Mexico border at approximately 10 kilometers north of Tres Banderas monument. Garcia reports that while they were hunting in the area he heard several gun shots and he got afraid and fled the area. Luis Tapia further stated that the following day, upon noticing that his brother had not returned home, organized a search party and visited the area where Carlos Tapia had gone hunting and recovered 2 Aguila brand 20-guage cartridges and a black rechargeable flashlight which he recognized as his brother belongings. The items were found approximately 800 to 900 yards from the border in Belizean territory. The entire surrounding area was searched but Carlos was nowhere to be found. Up to the time that the report was made Carlos has not returned home.
Carlos Tapia was last seen wearing a purple sleeveless t-shirt, yellow pants and black rubber boots with red sole. He is described as being of clear complexion, about 5ft 4 inches in height, has a barb-wire tattoo on his left hand and a sun tattoo on his left leg. Police visited the area and found (2) 12-gauge expended cartridges, (1) 9mm expended shell and (2) .22 expended shells. We have been unable to acquire a picture of the missing Carlos Tapia from authorities.
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