“I will carry on searching for my brother even if it costs me my life.”
These are the agonizing words of Brenda Rangel Ortiz, seen at right in a happier moment with her brother Héctor. He was on a business trip on November 10, 2009 when he phoned to say he had been stopped by municipal police in the town of Monclova. He was never seen again.
Brenda and her family have knocked on countless doors, in their efforts to find Héctor. It's a dangerous undertaking.
“We’ve received death threats warning us not to look for Hector, not to investigate what happened,” reports Brenda. “But we will not give up.”
Brenda’s quest is fuelled by both love and anguish. “I don’t know where he is, if he is still alive, if he is being tortured,” she says.