Wife Denies Role in Hubby's Jet Ski Death in Mexico

Tiffany Hartley insists pirates killed her husband ... but some have doubts
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 12:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Last week's death on a Texas-Mexico border lake is turning out to be a case of she said, he said, no one said: Tiffany Hartley insists her story—that husband David was shot and killed by Mexican pirates while the pair Jet Skied last Thursday—is true. Except there's still no body. A Texas sheriff says he has no doubts about her story, adding that a witness confirmed Hartley's report that four or five people in a boat did indeed chase her toward the US. But Mexican authorities aren't so sure, and a police official says ranchers and fishermen in the area heard no gunfire or Jet Skis, reports Aol News.

And though Hartley says the pirates came within about 10 feet of her, pointed a gun, then left, she says she's unable to describe them. In an interview with NBC's Today show, the 29-year-old insisted, "I loved him very much and I went back for him to help him and I did what I could." She says Mexican authorities aren't doing enough to search for his body, which she believes the pirates are hiding along with the Jet Ski. "I have no proof. I have no cameras. I have nothing. I don't have the photos that we were taking. I don't have anything except for my word." Click here for more.

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