After Americans were abducted in Mexico, two died and two survived.
According to the governor of a Mexican state, two of the four Americans who were kidnapped in Mexico last week at gunpoint are dead and the other two are still alive.
Armed men abducted four US citizens on March 3 as they entered the city of Matamoros in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which is separated from Texas by a border.
Relatives told US media that they had been there for cosmetic surgery.
US authorities have not yet confirmed the fatalities.
Americo Villarreal, the governor of Tamaulipas, declared at a press conference that the two fatalities had been verified by the office of the Attorney General of Mexico.
Two males were discovered dead, but a third man and a lady were safe and in the care of the police, a Mexican official told Reuters.
“Ambulances and security people,” according to Mr. Villarreal, were their route to provide medical assistance to the survivors.
The Tamaulipas State Attorney General announced in a statement that the Americans were detected as a result of cooperative search activities, but it did not provide further information on how they were discovered.
According to US media outlets, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said, “We are very sorry that this happened in our country and we send our condolences to the families of the victims, friends, and the United States government. We will continue to do our work to guarantee peace and tranquility.
The Americans were Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Eric James Williams, and Zindell Brown, according to CBS News, the BBC’s US media partner.
The four were traveling in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates through Matamoros, a 500,000-person city located right across the border from Brownsville, Texas, when unidentified assailants opened fire, according to the FBI this week.
They may be seen being loaded into a pickup truck by armed guys in a video. While others are carried to the truck while appearing to be unconscious, one is manhandled aboard it.
Last Friday’s event resulted in the death of a Mexican woman who was allegedly just a bystander.