After being on the lam for nearly two years, one of the masterminds behind the disappearance of 43 students has been arrested. Felipe Flores, a former Iguala police chief was arrested after being on the run, and helping as one of the masterminds behind the disappearance of the students. He was visiting his spouse in Guerrero, the state where the students had gone missing in 2014. The students went missing on the order of local mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, so that they would not disturb an event that he was having with his wife the night they went missing. The mayor turned the students over to a group of people who killed them and burned their bodies, tossing the remains into a nearby river. The gang who killed the students thought they were a rival group, and claimed it was a case of mistaken identity. Flores was the individual that helped protect the city's police officers who were involved with the case.