UPDATE: One suspect in custody as Americans kidnapped in Mexico found

UPDATE: One suspect in custody as Americans kidnapped in Mexico found. Image @DavidWolf777 Twitter.com

UPDATE March 7 (10.50 pm) – Officials in the US said four Americans kidnapped in Mexico were found inside a wooden house as their captors tried to evade authorities 

American kidnapped in Mexico while on a trip for a medical procedure have been found, as per a statement by US officials.  

This announcement was made by Américo Villarreal, governor for Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, who said that “The four Americans were discovered inside a wooden house on the outskirts of Matamoros”, as per the Guardian.  

Villarreal added, “They had been moved around the city several times by their captors in order to evade the authorities”.  

One person has been arrested in the case who was caught watching over the victims.  

“A woman who was unhurt and a man who had been injured had been handed over to US authorities in Texas earlier in the day. The two survivors have been identified as Latavia McGee and Eric James Williams”, the governor added.  

Irving Barrios Mojica, Tamaulipas state prosecutor stated that the kidnapping was “most likely” due to “confusion” rather than an attack that was specifically targeted towards them.  

As per officials, the four had travelled from Brownsville in Texas to cross the border and drive to Matamoros, located in Tamaulipas. 

All four victims had travelled together to accompany one of them for the medical procedure.   

A video of the incident posted by Twitter account @DavidWolf777 shows how the victims were attacked.  

One of the victims can be seen lying lifeless on the road, while the armed suspects can be seen taking a woman hostage as she is then made to sit at the back of a pick up. 

The suspects then carry the body of the victim on the road and place it behind the vehicle aswell.  



ORIGINAL March 7 (4.35 pm) – Officials in the U.S. said that two Americans have been killed, and two others found alive after they had been kidnapped in Mexico  

A U.S. governor in a recent statement has confirmed that two American citizens have died, while two others have been found alive after they were kidnapped in Mexico. The statement was made by Américo Villarreal, the governor of Tamaulipas state, cited in the Mirror, who also added that one of the victims has been wounded.  

Official reports have not yet confirmed the state of the other victim who has survived.  

The four victims had reportedly travelled to Mexico for a stomach operation when they were abducted.  

They had travelled to Mexico on Wednesday, as per the family of one of the victims named Latavia ‘Tay’ McGee.  

McGee was accompanied by her cousin Shaeed Woodard, and friends Zindell Brown and Eric James Williams during the trip.  

The FBI said, “The four were travelling on Friday in a white minivan with North Carolina licence plates when they came under fire, shortly after entering the city of Matamoros from Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas near the Gulf coast”.  

“All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men,” the FBI added.  

The bureau has announced a reward of $50,000 for the return of the victims and the arrest of the suspects involved in the killing and abduction.


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