Bodies of Australian and American surfer murdered in Mexico identified | Crime news found in Mexico

The three people died during a camping and surfing trip on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Mexican authorities have confirmed the deaths of an American and two Australians who went missing in northern Mexico last week, but were pronounced dead after the tourists’ parents identified their bodies.

The bodies of Australian brothers Callum and Jake Robinson and their friend Carter Lord, a US citizen, were discovered at the bottom of a well in Baja California after several days of searching.

All three men were in their early 30s and had been shot in the head.

“Relatives of the victim were able to identify him without the need for genetic testing,” state prosecutors said in a statement.

The three men went missing during a surfing vacation near Ensenada, a popular tourist city about 90 minutes south of the U.S.-Mexico border on the Pacific coast.

State prosecutor Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez said at a news conference that the men were believed to have been killed after resisting an attempt to steal a pickup truck.

An torched vehicle was found nearby.

Australian Finance Minister Jim Chalmers expressed his sympathies with the Robinson family. “I think the whole country’s hearts go out to all of their loved ones. It’s been an absolutely terrifying, absolutely terrifying ordeal and our thoughts are with them all today,” he said.

Three people, two men and one woman, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

Officials said one of those arrested had a history of violence, drug dealing and robbery.

Investigators said earlier that the body was recovered from a well approximately 15 meters deep in an “advanced state of decomposition.”

Another body found at the scene had been there earlier and was not connected to the others, officials said.

The three surfers were last seen on April 27, and were reported missing days later, prompting authorities to launch a multi-day search with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Baja California, one of Mexico’s most violent states with organized crime groups, is also known for its attractive beaches, and the Ensenada area is considered one of the safest.

At a press conference, Andrade Ramírez, questioned by a reporter, expressed his agreement that the search for foreigners was carried out on such a large scale and so quickly, but when a local resident disappeared in the area. I asked why the search took weeks, months, even years. Action to take.

“Do I have to be a foreigner in Baja California to be investigated if something happens?” asked the reporter, who did not give his name. “Each investigation is different,” Andrade Ramirez replied.

As if to drive home that point, dozens of mourners, surfers and demonstrators gathered in Ensenada on Sunday to pay their respects to the surfer and voice their outrage over the death.

“Ensenada is a mass grave,” read a placard held by the demonstrators.

Many marched with boards scrawled with messages such as “Beaches, safety, freedom and peace”, “Let’s not die” and “Australia, we are with you”.

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