Posted: Jul 12, 2012 3:06 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2012 4:24 PM
NUEVO LAREDO - The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, today refused to release any information about the investigation into a missing American journalist.
The consulate cited privacy rules as the reason why they won't talk about Zane Plemmons' disappearance.
Meanwhile Maria Plemmons continues to hope her son will be found alive.
Maria said the 30-year-old journalist was on his way to a vacation spot in Mazatlan, Mexico, when he missed his bus in Nuevo Laredo. A hotel clerk where he was staying said Zane ran camera in hand when he heard a commotion outside. That was the last time anyone saw him.
Maria said her son was not working as a reporter in May when he disappeared.
"I know in my heart that he's still alive. I feel it. I pray to God and I know he's still alive. So as long as he's alive I have hope that I see him again," Maria said from her home in San Antonio.
She said Mexican authorities have told her that her son's disappearance is under investigation.
Maria said her son is epileptic and he only had two months worth of medication when he disappeared.