Four U.S. citizens who were kidnapped by an organized crime group in Tamaulipas have been found, according to the governor of the state, Américo Villarreal. Unfortunately, two of them were found deceased, and two alive.
During a press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador instructed the Secretary of Security, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, to report on the case. The governor informed that the Attorney General's Office had fully confirmed the discovery of the four Americans.
Villarreal stated that two of the U.S. citizens were found alive, while the other two were found deceased. The necessary support, including medical attention, will be provided to the survivors. The White House has condemned the kidnapping as "unacceptable" and is working with Mexican authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Mexican authorities searched for four kidnapped U.S. citizens in Matamoros after they were attacked by gunmen. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an alert for the missing Americans, offering a $50,000 reward for information. The victims were identified as Latavia McGee, Shaeed Woodward, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams, who were traveling to Mexico for cosmetic surgery.
Witnesses reported seeing armed men abducting the victims and driving off in another vehicle. The incident has prompted both countries to work together to locate the victims and has reignited calls for tougher measures against Mexican cartels.
To be updated.