The State Attorney’s Office stated that, Juan Luis Sainz Hernández, son of the former mayor of San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato, was on a trip and not kidnaped as it was initially reported.
After the State Police agents conducted investigations and interviews with the family, they determined that there was no kidnapping.
“The Kidnapping Combat Specialized Unit (Unidad Especializada de Combate al Secuestro, UECS), initiated the research file on Juan Luis Sainz Hernández, who was reported missing.
“In this regard we can report that the reasons for this “fake abduction” were family problems, and the lack of communication between the young man and his family caused an estrangement, triggering off this situation”, the Attorney General’s Office underlined in a statement.
The report was made last Tuesday, January 31 after Juan Luis posted on his Facebook page that he had been deprived of his liberty by a criminal group; his family declared they had not seen him since Sunday, January 29.
Former Mayor Juan Carlos Sáinz Lozano posted the alleged kidnapping of his son on social networks, stating that the alleged captors called him asking for random, and he Sainz Lozano asked for help from the judicial authorities.
In the morning hours of Friday February 3, the 21-year-old man was found by Federal Police Officers in Aguascalientes, in the community of “Las Margaritas”, muncipality of “Jesus Maria”.
After the investigations, the agents discovered that during those days, Juan Luis was traveling throughout Mexico, by air or land, motivated by personal issues; it means that no criminal activity took place at any moment in this case.
In his statements, the young man accepted before the ministerial police officers that it was him who made the call, asking for rescue money from his parents, and he clarified that the kidnapping was a lie, it never happened.
“It has been determined by the proper authorities that there was no kidnapping or any extortion in this case, which is now closed” a State Attorney’s statement concluded.