Missing Denver City boy feared dead in Mexico car crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/5/09

Missing Denver City boy feared dead in Mexico car crash

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A very sad ending to the story of a little boy who went missing from Denver City in mid October, authorities believe Mitchell Romero has died in a traffic accident in Mexico. The three-year-old disappeared after his mother Veronica was found murdered. Denver City Police believe the boy's father killed her and then took the boy.

Thursday Denver City Police announced they have reason to believe the little boy is in fact dead. This accident was near the town of Manuel Ojinaga Mexico which is just across the border from Presidio, Texas.

A Spanish language newspaper reports Romero was riding with family when the driver of the vehicle lost control. Local authorities say speed was a factor and no one was wearing a seat belt. The report says the three-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Denver City police heard the boy was being brought back to the U.S. by his father's side of the family, and told NewsChannel 11 they do not have that confirmed yet. Lt. Higgs with the Denver City Police plans to release more information in a written statement sometime Friday. Police believe Mario Romero is still in Mexico.

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