Tragic. Two weeks after they were kidnapped from their Mexican home, Ali Landry's father-in-law and brother-in-law have both been found dead.
Juan Manuel Gómez Fernéndez and his son, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde, were found over the past weekend, 16 days after they went missing, and each had sustained traumatic brain injuries. It's believed they had been dead for several days before their bodies were discovered in a rural area known as El Chachalaco, in the municipality of Pueblo Viejo in northern Veracruz.
Family members identified the father and brother of Ali's husband, filmmaker Alejandro Gómez Monteverde.
According to the Latin Times, the victims were kidnapped on Sept. 4 after leaving their home near Tamaulipas, Mexico. The area is apparently well-known for gang activity, the newspaper said.
Ali's brother-in-law reportedly owned a nearby restaurant and had often clashed with gangs, having often reported cartel activity in the past.
Televisa news anchor Carlos Loret de Mola reported that a ransom was paid for the victim's release, but the kidnappers refused to set them free.
Neither Ali nor her husband have publicly commented on the tragedy.
Ali rose to fame in the mid 90s after she was crowned Miss USA. She became a cultural phenomenon after starring in Doritos commercial in the 1998 Super Bowl. To this day, she's still known as "the Doritos Girl."
She and Alejandro married in 2006 and have three children: Estela Inez, 8, Marcelo Alejandro, 3, and Valentin Francesco, 2.
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