- Sep 4, 2006
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Just popping in here... and just following this case, but I have been waiting on this. The drug cartels use this kind of overt violence in Mexico all the time, including victims who have been beheaded hanging from bridges. It is a logical conclusion to think that the cartels have invaded this country on a HUGE scale at this point in time. If someone were trying to hide bodies, why would the body parts be found floating in a river? Will be watching this case closely. Here is a great article from 2019 about the drug cartels moving in on small towns and using ordinary people for their trafficking. ‘Right under your nose’: A Mexican cartel turned this rural area into a hidden cocaine hubWhen the Rhodens were killed, there was a lot of talk of cartels and drug dealers. I tend to think that the man that fled to FL is going to be the suspect and actor here. He may traffic in stolen goods or other things. If a cartel/organized drug ring was involved, I don't think they would have been dismembered and found. Those types of groups don't want to draw attention to themselves. We have seen cases where more organized gangs or groups are involved with murders and they often seem very hard to get evidence (bodies, witnesses, etc) to charge. I would be surprised if this is not what it seems to be at this point.