U.S. Businessman Kidnapped in Acapulco

From Times Wire Reports

Armed men have kidnapped one of the leading U.S. businessmen in Acapulco, officials said.

Real estate agent Ron Lavender was in a car on the resort city's waterfront when it was intercepted by two vehicles. Lavender was forced to get into one of the vehicles, City Councilwoman Gloria Maria Sierra said. Mayor Zeferino Torreblanca also confirmed Lavender's abduction.

Lavender, an Iowa native, moved to Acapulco in 1954 and is one of its best-known real estate agents.

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