It was almost dark when Shalom LeBaron reached the spot where her daughter,
Rhonita Miller LeBaron, and four grandchildren were killed. LeBaron found the
remains of her 10-year-old granddaughter in the back seat of a car that had
been riddled with bullets and set on fire earlier that morning. "Facedown,
crunched up in fetal position because she was so afraid," LeBaron said
through tears in an interview with NPR. "That's how her bones were found."
It's been a month since the brutal massacre of nine women and children in
northern Mexico. They were all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens and members of the
extended LeBaron family. Since then, that family has been on a mission:
Urging the U.S. government to get more involved in the fight against drug
cartels, which have been blamed for gruesome violence across Mexico —
including the attack on the LeBaron family. "It's hard for the Mexican
government to compete with that kind of finance, that kind of firepower,"
said Bryan LeBaron, a cousin of the