Mexican police arrested six people in connection with the death of Ali Landry's father-in-law and brother-in-law

By Char Adams
Updated November 10, 2015 12:50 PM
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Mexican police have arrested six people in connection with the murder of former Miss USA Ali Landry’s father-in-law and brother-in-law, according to multiple reports.

Federal police chief Francisco Galindo said that the arrests were made on Saturday during an operation in Tamaulipas, Mexico, Fox News Latino reports.

Juan Manuel Gémez Fernéndez and Juan Manuel Gémez Monteverde, the father and brother of Landry’s husband, Alejandro Gémez Monteverde, 38, were found dead in Veracruz in September, about two weeks after they were kidnapped from their home in Tamaulipas.

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Galindo said the suspects were part of a gang linked to 20 cases of kidnapping or homicides, the Associated Press reports. He added that the suspects were holding six migrants hostage at the time of their arrest.

Just one day after the arrest announcement, Landry, 42, posted a photo of her family on Twitter with the caption, “A special mass for our family yesterday in Monterrey with family and friends. We are very grateful for all of your love and support!”

Last month, Landry opened up about the deaths of her in-laws in a touching Instagram post, writing that the deaths will affect her family forever.

“This is a painful time, and we are still processing it all,” she wrote. “What we have realized is that this journey through grief and loss is a marathon, not a sprint, and the only way to get through it is by the grace of God.”