Mexico: two Americans killed, two others kidnapped after a possible “misunderstanding”

Mexico: two Americans killed, two others kidnapped after a possible "misunderstanding"

Mexico two Americans killed two others kidnapped after a possible

Earlier in the day on Tuesday it was Americo Villarreal, the governor of the state of Tamaulipas who announced the death of the two kidnapped American citizens. Without specifying the circumstances of the discovery of the hostages, which took place in an area on the outskirts of Matamoros, the governor of one of the most dangerous states in the country, said that among the two other people found alive, a man was shot in the leg and a woman was unharmed. American media identified them as Latavia Washington McGee and Eric James Williams.

They were handed over to US authorities at one of the border bridges between Matamoros and the nearby town of Brownsville. A convoy of around 20 vehicles, including ambulances, was seen traveling from the prosecutor’s office to the border between the two countries. The bodies of the two deceased, whose identity has not been revealed, should be repatriated “in the next few hours”, once the autopsy reports are concluded, Villarreal added.

No indication of a possible identification of the kidnappers was given. The FBI had offered a reward of $50,000 for any assistance contributing to the release of the hostages and the arrest of the suspects.

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