Ali Landry hasn't given up hope that the people who murdered her husband's family will be caught, and she thinks that maybe, just maybe, a very infamous drug lord was involved.
The beauty is married to Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde. Last September, Alejandro's father and brother were kidnapped and killed in Mexico in an area known for drug cartel violence and gang activity.
On Feb. 16 a camera crew caught up briefly with Ali and asked if she was happy that El Chapo was again behind bars.
"That's a really personal question," she told the TMZ cameraman.
She then thought about it a little more and hinted that she thinks the drug lord could have had a hand in the brutal slayings.
"My whole thing is, where is the head of the beast?" she asked, implying that El Chapo is the kingpin of most Mexican drug activity and gives orders.
Juan Manuel Gómez Fernéndez and his son, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde, were found in mid September, 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.
At the time, local reports said the victims were kidnapped on Sept. 4 after leaving their home near Tamaulipas, Mexico. Ali's brother-in-law reportedly owned a nearby restaurant and had often clashed with gangs, having often reported cartel activity in the past.
A local news anchor reported that a ransom was paid for the victim's release, but the kidnappers refused to set them free.
After the deaths, Ali took to Instagram to post a touching tribute to her father-in-law and brother-in-law.
"I want to thank all of you for your love, support and prayers during this time of grief. Yes, the events surrounding my family were tragic and what has happened will profoundly affect our lives forever, but my Father in Law was the kind of man that radiated pure joy and it was infectious," she wrote. "He loved and adored his family more than anything. He was a jokester, a great dancer, a crier (especially when he was talking about his sons:), and he lived his life in the present, appreciating each moment as a huge blessing.
"He was my husband's hero and like my second Dad. My brother in law was such a hard working business owner. He was an incredible salsa dancer, he was fluent in Japanese and we all looked up to him," she wrote. "When things became dangerous in Tampico a few years ago he moved his family to Estonia, Guadalajara, and then Mcallan Texas just to keep them safe."
She continued, "He was a wonderful friend, an amazing husband, and a great father to his two beautiful children. This is a painful time, and we are still processing it all. What we have realized is that this journey through grief and loss is a marathon, not a sprint, and the only way to get through it is by the grace of God. We are determined not to allow this event to define them or our lives. We want to remember the beauty, the innocence, and the light that they represented, and to continue their legacy and always put family first:) Thank you again for caring for our family!!! Love Ali"
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