VERACRUZ, Mexico, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Two family members related to actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry, were found dead in Veracruz, Mexico over the weekend after being kidnapped from their home.
Juan Manuel Gomez Fernandez, Landry's father-in-law, and Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde, her brother-in-law, both reportedly sustained traumatic brain injuries and had been dead for some time when they were discovered Saturday.
The two men were the immediate family members of Landry's husband, director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, a statement by Veracruz state prosecutor Luis Angel Bravo Contreras said.
According to the Latin Times, the two were kidnapped while leaving their Tampico, Tamaulipas home and reported missing Sept. 4. The Little Boy director's brother had reportedly been a partial owner of a local restaurant which had alleged drug cartel connections in the past.
After the kidnapping, the Times reports a ransom was paid but kidnappers did not stay true to their word, killing their hostages instead of returning them.
Ali Landry earned the Miss USA crown in 1996 and quickly became famous for being the Doritos Girl during the 1998 Super Bowl. She wedded Monteverde in 2006 after a brief marriage to television personality Mario Lopez and has three children.