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An international search is underway right now for a missing US marine kidnapped at gunpoint in Mexico the FBI is asking for help finding -- in the disappearance.
-- this Iraq War veteran and reservists Armando Torres.
Federal investigators say Torres was visiting his father on -- ranches across US border.
When armed intruders took -- his father and his uncle -- shortly after he arrived at the ranch just a few weeks ago on May fourteenth they have not been seen since.
The Stanley believes the kidnapping is tied to -- land dispute of some sort.
Special agent -- -- is chief this FBI international crimes unit and joins us now so.
Ages Daly have you heard any thing.
From the -- stems from the alleged kidnappers from anyone involved in this disappearance.
-- -- general we have not -- heard anything since the mr.
Abduction on may the fourteenth good -- has them.
Well -- Wouldn't want to speculated this time we just know from what witnesses told us.
At the side of the abduction that he was taken by armed individuals -- towards his father and his uncle.
We've heard about this land disputes but of course when we talk about news at a Mexico and objections we do you think about drug cartels as well.
Is that a factor in this.
You know -- I wouldn't want to speculate on the motive behind.
tours is this apparent to think it's important that we concentrate.
On getting mr.
tours safely back to -- -- -- And mr.
Torre be -- and an American citizen that's important.
To the FBI that we can reach out to the public can get information.
On his disappearance and abduction.
-- -- reason to believe they could be.
Harmed in any way.
Well -- you know that mr.
-- from what witnesses told us.
They were taken by armed individuals so of course we're concerned about mr.
towards the safety.
As well as the safety of his father and his uncle.
Could question here and they were involved in the investigation.
It it to try to find Jessica Buchanan she's the American that was taking in.
By -- in Somalia and that -- was being held for ninety days before.
She was rescued what takes place in a case like that we're seeing a picture of her on the screen and your experience -- that had the -- that you can apply.
-- to this one are they similar anyways about how you go about investigation and eventually hopefully.
Getting these guys -- What -- -- each investigation is you know -- very separate and unique.
We do try to take the best lessons learned from.
Each of these cases and apply them to other cases.
In this case as with other international hostage takings.
Working very closely with.
Other US government agencies.
As well and especially in this case the Mexican law enforcement authorities.
Didn't even ask for no ransom there's been no ransom calls or anything like that.
-- there's been nothing heard from the kidnappers since the abduction on the fourteenth the -- In just a right the special agent -- thank you so much any can't talk too much -- the -- that hopefully getting the photograph that having our conversation -- what we learned some things.
Over the next few days we look forward have -- back.
Thank you -- there.
Thank you --
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