The niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead on Tuesday, Photo: AFP A niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead on Tuesday in Mexico after she was abducted and held for ransom for several days, Spain’s foreign minister said. The body of the unnamed woman was found at a morgue in the central city of Toluca about 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Mexico City after she was kidnapped on September 13th, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo told radio Onda Cero. Her captors had forced her to withdraw money from bank machines and demanded money from her family to ensure her release, he added. “An amount was paid, although much lower than what they had asked, and we were convinced that it would be a matter of time before she appeared safe and sound. Unfortunately things did not turn out that way,” the minister said. “It is very sad news and totally unexpected,” he added. The woman’s husband and her cousin Gorka, one of Villar’s sons, had travelled to Mexico along with two Spanish police officers to try to secure her release, the minister said. He did not say how much money the kidnappers had demanded but… Read full this story
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