Eduardo Valseca Biography

Eduardo Valseca is one of the known Mexican personalities who has gained huge limelight on the internet and is highly famous for his story which has been adopted by the television many times. It is the story of back on 13th June 2007 when everything changed in the life of Eduardo Valseca. The kidnappers kept him with themselves for around 7 months and gave him nothing to eat. When the kidnappers freed him, he was found in really bad condition, with a thin personality with a bodyweight of even less than 100 pounds.

Eduardo Valseca Wiki

Eduardo belongs to Mexico and is a known businessman because of his story on the Internet and television screens. He was kidnapped in June 2007 by a gang heavily armed. During that time, he was returning home after dropping his three children to school and was going through a normal routine of life.

He was held captive by the gang and they kept him with them for at least 7 months. The gang asked for the ransom (the amount is undisclosed) which was later unpaid by the family members.

After Eduardo was released, he told the news channel CNN that he believed his kidnappers were under the assumption that he was a rich personality because his father was owning a business of a newspaper chain.

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The kidnappers demanded around $8 million ransom which was later unpaid. After getting not paid, the abductors started beating him badly. They even shot him twice, once in his leg and once in the arm. After Eduardo Valseca was released, it is unknown who were the kidnappers, however, one thing was certain the gang was related to the kidnapping ring run by Ricardo Palma Salamanca and Raul Julio Escobar Poblete.

Eduardo Valseca Biography

Real Name Eduardo Gracia Valseca
Birth Date 1962
Age (as of 2022) 60 Years
Birth Place San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Profession Businessman
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who was his wife? Jayne Valseca
Children Three (Fernando, Emiliano, Nayah)

Where is he now?

Eduardo Valseca returned home in January 2008 and during that time he weighed only 100 pounds and even less than that. After he was released, he could barely speak or move, which was visible from his physique. Jayne, the wife of the kidnapped personality, told CNN that he was so weak that he could not even smile after his release. It took several hours, a lot of liquid, food, and various smiles from the children to make him barely speak or whisper anything. Shortly after the release, the family moved to the United States where they started creating awareness about how the crime was organized, which affected people on both sides of the border.

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The couple ended up living in Washington, DC where his wife took her last breath and died because of cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times. Since then, Eduardo has been living a quiet life and living outside the media. Although he was questioned many times from the side of the family members and the police, he could barely remember anything or speak. The only thing he could depict is that he was shot in his leg and arm and the kidnappers were wearing a mask. They could hardly bear the charge of his food; he would go without any food for around three days and even without water.

Filming of the Story

Over the years, the story of Eduardo Valseca has been adapted by various filmmakers and production houses. This time, the story has returned to the screen in 2022 in the form of the newest episode of Dateline with the title, The Ranch, which is being premiered on 27th May 2022, starting at 9 pm EST on NBC.

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