The indictment unsealed last week accuses Torres-Marrufo of conspiring to kill a man in 2009 with the initials S.S. That coincides with Sergio Saucedo, abducted near his Horizon City, Texas, home and killed in Mexico.
An alleged lieutenant of the Sinaloa cartel has been indicted in the U.S. for conspiracy in the kidnappings and deaths of a West Texas man and three New Mexico men
Jose Antonio Torres-Marrufo, who allegedly ran the cartel’s operation in Juarez, Mexico, was also indicted on drug trafficking and money laundering counts.
Torres-Marrufo, arrested in February in Mexico, awaits extradition. Attorney information was not immediately available.
Torres-Marrufo is also accused of conspiring in the 2010 deaths of three men whose initials coincide with three New Mexico men abducted from a wedding in Juarez and killed.