Fox News Latino published the first picture of Jon Hammar since he was detained four months ago. The photo, showing Hammar chained to a bed, was sent from an anonymous source in Mexico with a note.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Held captive in one of Mexico’s most infamous prisons, Marine Veteran Jon Hammar is seen chained to a bed in a new photo sent to the family from an anonymous Mexican email account.
“His eyes look a little lost,” an emotional Olivia Hammar, his mother, told Fox News Latino. ”It doesn’t look like him. I feel like my blood pressure is through the roof.”
The photo shows Hammar in solitary confinement inside the Matamoros state prison, nicknamed CEDES. A scraggly looking Hammar is seen shirtless and barefoot with a beard, jean shorts and with his feet over what appears to be grey crocs. He is sitting on an old twin-sized mattress in a room with chipped walls. A gallon of water and a refrigerator are seen to his right. Hammar is staring at the person taking the photo and does not appear to have any visible injuries.
The email of the photo was sent anonymously from a Yahoo.mx account.
“I found your email on the Internet and I wanted to send you this photo,” the email read in Spanish. ”I am not giving you my name because I like my job and I don’t want to lose it. Juan is OK but I hope he is let out quickly.”