A Missing Child’s Body is Stuffed With Cocaine For Smuggling Across the Mexico-U.S. Border-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A two year old boy disappears while visiting Mexico with his parents.  Forty five minutes later, at the border, the mother spots a man carrying the child but when the man realizes she is the boy’s mother, he drops the child and runs.  The child is dead and authorities later discover that most of his internal organs have been removed and replaced with packages of cocaine.  Smugglers were going to cross the border with what appeared to be a sleeping child in order to get the drug into the U.S.


The Truth:

This story has attained the status of being a classic urban legend.  There are no reports of this having actually happened.

updated 07/06/07

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Pray and be prepared for a shock when you read it. This story is extremely sad. Please pass it on after reading it. Everyone needs to know about this.

My sister’s co-worker has a sister in Texas who, with her husband, was planning a weekend trip across the Mexican border for a shopping spree. At the last minute their baby sitter canceled, so they had to bring along their two-year-old son with them.

They had been across the border for about an hour when the baby got free and ran around the corner. The mother went chasing but the boy had disappeared. The mother found a police officer that told her to go to the gate and wait. Not really understanding the instructions, she did as she was told.

About 45 minutes later, a man approached the border carrying the boy. The mother ran to him, grateful that he had been found. When the man realized it was the boy’s mother, he dropped the boy and ran. The police were waiting and got him.

The boy was dead. In the (less than) 45 minutes he was missing, he was cut open, ALL of his insides removed and his body cavity stuffed with COCAINE. The man was going to carry him across the border as if he were asleep. A two-year-old boy, dead, discarded as if he were a piece of trash for somebody’s cocaine.

If this story can get out and change one person’s mind about what drugs mean to them, we are helping. Please send this E-mail to as many people as you can. If you have a home PC, send it out there, too. Let’s hope and pray it changes a lot of minds.

The saddest thing about the whole situation is that those persons who suffer are innocent and people we love… God Bless you in this united effort to spread the word. You just might save a life! 

May God bless you and keep you in his loving embrace