Ali Landry Pays Tribute to Slain Father-in-Law With Touching Instagram Post

by Jackie Willis 9:32 AM PDT, October 23, 2015
Playing Ali Landry Pays Tribute to Slain Father-in-Law With Touching Instagram Post

Ali Landry and her husband, filmmaker Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, are still in mourning after Alejandro's brother and father were found dead nearly two months ago in northern Veracruz, Mexico.

On Thursday, the former Miss USA, 42, shared a flashback photo of the late Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández getting a kiss from his granddaughter, Estela.

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"#TBT is one of my favorite photos of my father in law," Landry Instagrammed. ""The tears in his eyes reflect the joy, love and pride for his son while watching him on the set directing #littleboythemovie."

Fernandez and his son, Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde, went missing on Sept. 4 after leaving their homes in Tampico, Tamaulipas. They were reportedly kidnapped and held for ransom, and their bodies were discovered by law enforcement, according to the Latin Times.

Landry's touching photo of her father-in-law comes just a week after she broke her silence about her family's loss. "I want to thank all of you for your love, support and prayers during this time of grief. Yes, the events surrounding my family were tragic and what has happened will profoundly affect our lives forever," she wrote on Oct. 16. "But my Father in Law was the kind of man that radiated pure joy and it was infectious. He loved and adored his family more than anything... He was my husband's hero and like my second dad."

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According to the Latin Times, Alejandro's brother was part-owner of a restaurant in Tampico that has been rumored to have had drug cartel activity there in the past. The newspaper also pointed out that Tamaulipas does have high crime rates that is often times credited to drug cartel members.

"We want to remember the beauty, the innocence, and the light that they represented," Landry said of her husband's family members, "and to continue their legacy and always put family first."