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Popular banda singer found dead in northern Mexico, wife and lover arrested

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Aldo Sarabia, member of the popular Banda El Recodo whose body was found shot dead Wednesday after one week missing, was murdered by his wife and her lover, said  Attorney General of Sinaloa, Marco Antonio Higuera Gómez. 

He said Alma Delia Chávez Guerrero and Yahir Alfredo Sandoval are under arrest and face between 30 to 50 years in prison, El Universal is reporting.

"Mr. Sarabia was an indirect victim of this relationship, and it has nothing to do with his work in Banda El Recodo," he said.

Sarabia was found dead in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan. His body had at least one gunshot wound and was in a state of decomposition.

Sarabia was part of the brass section of the 18-member group, which is popular in Mexico and the United States and has won multiple Latin Grammys.

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On Oct. 17 the group said that Sarabia had been missing for several days and asked fans to pray for him and his family. On Wednesday it issued another statement confirming his death.

"Aldo Sarabia Garcia is now in heaven," it said. "He was our companion and inspiration in a thousand battles and all the moments we shared will endure in the hearts of those of us who knew him."

The statement called him a great friend and father, but did not shed further light on the case.

Sinaloa is the home state of a number of prominent drug cartel capos.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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