Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Francisco Aguilar, a firefighter from Los Angeles has been reported missing during a visit to Baja California, Mexico. (Courtesy: Aguilar Family)

After Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested Wednesday night that a missing L.A. firefighter may have been violently kidnapped in Baja California, Mexican authorities said they are still investigating the circumstances of his disappearance.

Francisco Aguilar, a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department, disappeared from his condo in Mexico last month, according to family members.

Garcetti began his Wednesday media briefing by saying that Aguilar may have been the victim of a violent kidnapping. He later clarified that he had only read a news report that said Aguilar had possibly been kidnapped and had no additional information.

Alex Comisar, spokesman for Garcetti, said the mayor’s office has been in contact with both U.S. and Mexican authorities about the case.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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