Ya encontraron al Chepe Arevalo de Los Nuevos Elegantes!!!

Escrito   ▪  16/07/2013


Joseph Anthony García, también conocido como Chepe Arévalo, de Los Nuevos Elegantes fue encontrado vivo...

Su familia lo había reportado como desaparecido temprano el domingo por la mañana.

Las autoridades reportaron que había sido secuestrado a punto de pistola y después llevado a Tijuana.

También se dijo que los secuestradores no estaban seguros porqué se lo habían llevado y dejaron a Chepe en un callejón.

Chepe tenía algo de dinero en sus bolsillos y logró llegar a la frontera en donde le explicó a las autoridades mexicanas lo que había sucedido.

Después se reencontró con su familia.


ONTARIO -- Joseph Anthony Garcia, 23, was reunited with his Ontario family Monday night after he was kidnapped early Sunday morning and taken to Mexico, police said.

"Two men approached Mr. Garcia in front of his home and at gunpoint they kidnapped him," said police spokesman Sgt. David McBride. "They drove him just south of Tijuana, Mexico and held him captive in a motel room with a bag over his head."

Authorities say after a while the kidnappers were unsure why they kidnapped the 23-year-old musician and drove him to an alley somewhere in

Joseph Garcia hugs his family as he is reunited with them after disappearing from Ontario. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer)

Tijuana and set him free.


"We are considering robbery as the motive of this kidnapping," McBride said. "Garcia had some money left in his pocket so he took a taxi to the border and explained to the Mexican authorities what had happened."

They in turn took him across the border and turned him over to American border officials.

On Saturday, Garcia had enjoyed a day of kayaking and attended a Dodger game before performing at a Lakewood night club with his Norteños band, Los Nuevos Elegantes.

Police say he headed home after his performance, stopping off for some fast-food. He let his family know he'd be home around 1:30 a.m. when the kidnapping happened in front of his Ontario home.

Family members awoke Sunday morning to find Garcia's car in the driveway with the keys still in the ignition.

Garcia, known by the stage name, Chepe Arevalo, was scheduled to record a song for the band in the Los Angeles area early Sunday.

Alazan Quezada of Pomona, Garcia's guitar player, described Garcia as a dedicated musician who rehearsed with his band and performed two to three times a week.

"He's a very good musician, very dedicated to his work, always willing to learn more," he said.

Anyone with information may call Ontario police, 909-395-2001 or Detective Gary Naranjo, 909-395-2764.

Staff Writer Melissa Pinion-Whitt contributed to this report.





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