Murder charges in Naum Rafael Mendez’s case

Juan Carlos Atenco-Camacho has been charged with murdering 33-year-old Naum Rafael Mendez, a gay transvestite waiter who disappeared from Boca Raton, Florida in February 2008. I found two articles about this and I’m not real clear as to whether the body has been found; one article just says Atenco-Camacho lead the cops to the body; another says he lead them to the dump site and the police hadn’t found the body yet but they were looking.

In any case, Atenco-Camacho sounds like a real prince. He claims he’s straight, but he’d had sex with Mendez a few times. He is also married. He has a young son with his wife, and was keeping a teenage mistress on the side. The girl, who was 14 when she started dating Atenco-Camacho, was 16 and pregnant with his child when Mendez disappeared. Oh, and he’s a “habitual traffic offender.” Apparently Mendez confessed to Atenco-Camacho that he was in love with him and begged him to leave his wife, and they got into an argument and Atenco-Camacho stabbed him to death and dumped the body.

When people try to juggle multiple romantic relationships it often ends in tragedy.

5 thoughts on “Murder charges in Naum Rafael Mendez’s case

  1. Princess Shantae July 16, 2010 / 12:36 am

    Yuck. Its not bad enough he cheated on his wife but he cheated with both a 14yo id (her parents must be so proud of her) and a trans vestite too. Did he have some sheep or cow he liked too? Sounds to me he’d do just about anything that will hold still long enough.

    • Meaghan July 16, 2010 / 12:45 am

      I’d be taking a good hard look at the family dog, too.

  2. Princess Shantae July 16, 2010 / 12:58 am

    He IS the family dog, looks like.

  3. m.v. July 16, 2010 / 10:08 pm

    I knew Naum and we always had a feeling something bad happened, he was a very nice guy and he treated everyone with such compassion as if he knew you his entire life. RIP Naum

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