'The Last Narc' Episode 3: Teary-eyed Mika relives last moments with Kiki Camarena just before he was abducted
'The last time that I saw Kiki was when he left for work that morning,' says Mika in Amazon Prime's docuseries 'The Last Narc'
On March 6, 1985, then US President Ronald Reagan called Kiki Camarena's wife, Geneva 'Mika' Camarena, and gave the news that changed her life forever. Her husband had been found dead. "You're in our prayers and have our deepest sympathy. He died for his country. We'll remember your husband for his love and dedication. I also want to let you know also, determined that we're going to pursue this and find the monsters that can perpetrate this kind of crime." Later, Reagan called her personally to the White House to offer his condolences.
A heartbroken Mika says in the docu-series 'The Last Narc', "He [Kiki] was my whole world." Mika relates the last moments she spent with Kiki Camarena, before his kidnap and murder. "The last time that I saw Kiki was when he left for work that morning. We were laughing because he had a new truck, he wanted to put the gray on the windows. I just said, 'Ask someone to do it professionally,' and he said, 'No, I'll do it.' It was bubbled, and I was making fun of him. It was a cheerful morning... a happy morning. He calls about noon and asks, 'Do you want to go to your favorite restaurant for lunch?' I said, 'Yes, what time?' I would never say no. I don't care what time it was. I go meet him at the restaurant, he's not there. It is fine, it was a known fact that they can be delayed at office. This time, it was too long. I was hungry, and I ate. I thought he was called back to work."
But it was an uneasy night. He didn't come back. "Many a night I went to bed by myself, and I would feel him with my leg and would be relieved that he was home. That night, I did not wake up at all. When I woke up and saw he was not home, I panicked. I called his partner and said Kiki was not home. He asked me, 'Didn't he meet you for lunch?' My heart just dropped. I knew that they did not know he was missing. That first day he was gone, I worried whether he had eaten, or whether he was cold. I didn't want to think he was not coming back, and that I would never see him gone. After he was gone for two days, I felt a horrible pain in my stomach and I just wanted to scream." After they discovered the body, she recounts how she had to tell her children the truth about his torture.
Kiki Camarena was tortured for 36 hours by Mexican drug lords and then was put to death as a gunman crushed his head with a rebar. His body was found a month later, wrapped in plastic and dumped outside the small town of La Angostura, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico.
'The Last Narc' is an Amazon Prime docuseries detailing the torture, murder of Kiki Camarena, and the ensuing investigation that followed.