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    TX - Christopher Varela, 29, San Antonio, 6 April 2014

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    Suspect in kidnapping arrested; man still missing -

    SAN ANTONIO --
    Police are searching for a man who was kidnapped earlier this month and being held for ransom. Terrence McKinney, 25, faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping.
    Christopher Varela has been missing since April 6th. According to investigators, Christopher initially got into a vehicle willingly and was then taken to an unknown location. His kidnapper(s) first demanded $100,000 from his family and then increased the amount to $1 million.
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ng-5425875.php
    http://www.foxsanantonio.com/news/fe...l#.U1h7KPldWXs
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    Varela's wife told police he had been kidnapped before.

    “Something similar to this has happened in the past. A ransom was paid and he was released,” said Salazar, who was unable to comment on the reason for the alleged abductions.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ng-5425875.php


    Strange. Not his first time being kidnapped for ransom.

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    That is just bizarre.
    Quote Originally Posted by FindingTheMissing View Post
    Varela's wife told police he had been kidnapped before.

    “Something similar to this has happened in the past. A ransom was paid and he was released,” said Salazar, who was unable to comment on the reason for the alleged abductions.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ng-5425875.php


    Strange. Not his first time being kidnapped for ransom.

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    Both of Varela's kidnappings have taken place in the last year
    The first kidnapping was never reported; he was released after ransom was paid (left injured alongside a road)
    Over a 12 hour period on April 7 Varela's wife received several ransom calls asking first for $100K and then $1mil
    His wife told LE that Varela was being tortured in the background during at least one of the ransom calls
    Varela was due in court 4/11 for a drug charge from a felony marijuana possession in November (up to 50lbs)
    Police believe Varela is the victim of a homicide
    Terrance McKinney, 24, has been charged with "aggravated kidnapping of a victim who has yet to be found"
    McKinney was arrested after police tracked the cell phone used to make the ransom calls (DUH!)

    Video links:
    http://www.ksat.com/news/police-stil...rrest/25632100
    http://www.ksat.com/news/Alleged-two...weeks/25648510

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    BREAKING: The man found digging up a body in San Antonio on Saturday may be connected to the death of Christopher Varela.

    http://www.kens5.com/home/BCSO-Man-f...257166581.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by momtective View Post
    BREAKING: The man found digging up a body in San Antonio on Saturday may be connected to the death of Christopher Varela.

    http://www.kens5.com/home/BCSO-Man-f...257166581.html
    The body was later positively identified as 29-year-old Christopher Varela.
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    I'm glad his body was found so he can have a proper burial. My sincere condolences to his wife and loved ones.



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