The following is an update in connection with the 3 missing American post
A Mexico state official says four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamaros, which is the area where three young Americans have been missing more than two weeks. The bodies had gunshot wounds and were partially burned
Today, Thursday, the parents, accompanied by the FBI, arrived at SEMEFO in Matamoros and positively identified the bodies as those of their children and friend of their daughter.
The three siblings from Progreso, Texas, went missing with a fourth person (on) Oct. 13. The official insisted on speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
The father of the three siblings lives in Tamaulipas, and it was him they were visiting.
Mexican authorities on Wednesday asked the siblings' father what they were wearing when they disappeared, mother Raquel Alvarado told The Associated Press.
According to the Alvarado, her daughter, is the mother of four children aged 3-9, and drove her black Jeep Cherokee across the border Oct. 12 and dropped it at her father's house in El Control. She visited her boyfriend there and the next morning called her brothers to ask them to bring the Cherokee to a roadside restaurant where the couple was eating. The three siblings planned to return to Progreso together from there.
When Alex and Jose Angel Alvarado arrived to pick up their sister, they saw men "pushing their sister and her boyfriend and hitting her," Raquel Alvarado said. The brothers tried to intervene, witnesses said, but were taken away with their sister and her boyfriend. Witnesses said the armed men identified themselves as Grupo Hercules, a police security unit for Matamoros city officials, and were traveling in military style trucks. She said witnesses also saw federal highway police, "but no one did anything."
The adoptive mother of the 4th victim, the boyfriend, says he is 32 and from Valle Hermoso, his name is Jose Guadalupe Castaneda Benitez