Two US Citizens Kidnapped in East Mexico Found Dead


Two US Citizens Kidnapped in East Mexico Found Dead. PHOTO/Reuters

MEXICO CITY – Two of four United States (US) nationals kidnapped in crime-ridden northeastern Mexico were found dead on Tuesday (7/3/2023). The findings fuel Washington’s pledge to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

As reported by AFP, two other people were found alive days after the group was arrested at gunpoint. “The group appears to have crossed the border for medical reasons,” Mexican authorities said.

The attorney general’s office confirmed that of the four kidnap victims, two were killed and one injured, the governor of Tamaulipas state Americo Villarreal told a news conference by telephone.

The US citizens traveled to Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas, on Friday in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in an earlier statement.

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for assistance leading to the return of the unidentified victim and the arrest of the perpetrators.

“Shortly after crossing into Mexico, unidentified gunmen opened fire on the passengers in the (minivan). The four Americans were placed in the vehicle and taken from the scene by gunmen,” the FBI said.

The White House condemned the kidnapping as “unacceptable” and extended its condolences to the families of the victims.

“We will work closely with the government of Mexico to ensure justice is served in this case,” said White House national security spokesman John Kirby.

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