Photo of Susan M. Hoefler
Photo of Susan M. Hoefler

Susan M. Hoefler

Special Agent

August 25, 1953 - August 16, 1986

Susan M. Hoefler, an office assistant at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Guadalajara, Mexico Resident Office, died on August 16, 1986, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was 32 years of age at the time of her death.

Ms. Hoefler began working at DEA Headquarters in May 1973 as a contract data analyst. She transferred to the DEA Regional Office in Mexico City in 1974 as a temporary clerk. She returned to Headquarters briefly in the summer of 1974, as a clerk-typist, before moving to Mexico City in a full-time position. She advanced quickly from clerk-typist to file and mail clerk and then, in 1984, to office assistant at the Guadalajara Office.

Ms. Hoefler was a member of the Guadalajara staff during the kidnapping and murder of Special Agent Enrique Camarena in February 1985, and the abduction and torture of Special Agent Victor Cortez in August 1986. She was survived by a daughter, Cristina Curiel, and her parents, Marjorie and Charles. Marjorie Hoefler was also employed by DEA for five years in the early 1970s with assignments in Mexico City and DEA Headquarters.

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