Tuesday, June 5, 2018

US Couple and their Dog Murdered in BOLA, Baja Ca

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: sqnoticias

June 5, 2018
additional info: bdoutdoors and El Sol de Tijuana

The bad news is true. Ray Ball and Jo Butler were murdered in their home at the south end of town, Bahia de Los Angeles, while trying to stop the theft of their fishing boat in the middle of the day. Their bodies were found inside their home, along with that of their pet dog, but a baseball bat was found outside the house indicating the couple was marched back into the house and murdered. 

This does not bode well for the town. Violence against Americans has been escalating in the last few years with little or no response from authorities. The town elders and governing officials must do something quickly to solve this crime or dire consequences will follow.

There is also no information yet on the type of boat. Reports state that it got stuck in the sand and the thieves made a run for it into the desert after murdering the couple and being unable to launch the boat.  Speculation is that the 2 assailants took off in two cars and were not from the small village at Bahia de Los Angeles, although it is possible that a lookout is. 



   The rugged landscape and azure water dotted with islands where the desert meet the Sea at BOLA

No real facts yet and no suspects, although it seems to me that more than two men had to be involved unless they just planned to ditch to cars at the heinous murder scene and make off with the couples boat.

According to unofficial reports, the couple of American citizens were shot and killed to strip them of their belongings, specifically their yacht. ( be careful of what press sources refers to as a yacht, we do not know yet what type of boat is being referred to )

In the preliminary version of the events, the event  transpired that at 2:10 pm  Saturday June 2 when a violent incident was reported to local authorities by means of the telephone.

It was reported that an attempted robbery had occurred of a boat in the town's number 5 field, which  agents of the Municipal Police responded to, although on arrival they were informed by inhabitants of the area that inside a home a man and a woman had been found shot to death.

The couple also reportedly showed signs of being beaten and  percussed caps were located. The PGJE
confirmed that Ray Ball and Jo Butler, approximately 67 and 55 years of age, were murdered by gunshots.
              Ray and Jo will be cremated and their ashes scattered at a place they loved the most

The American couple  had spent more than 15 years of living in southern Baja California, but they joined the long list of victims of violence that plague the state. 

The violence and insecurity reached has Bahía de Los Ángeles, a small town of less than a thousand inhabitants, located nine hours from Tijuana.   This small paradise, home to dozens of retired Americans, was reputed to be a quiet place, ideal to spend the last years of his life.



According to the witnesses, the couple were fond of fishing and when they were surprised by the criminals they were waiting for some friends on their yacht, when the criminals asked them to give them the yacht they resisted and received several impacts of bullet.

This incident comes in the wake of another murdered US citizen in January of this year. An elderly man who had lived there for years in an RV was beaten to death. No motive was determined and one of several assailants was ultimately arrested.


Baja California law enforcement authorities have caught a suspect in the killing of a 75-year-old U.S. citizen who was found beaten to death in January in the community of Bahía de Los Angeles.

The victim, Charles Lewis Crabtree, had been a part-time resident of the picturesque fishing town on the Gulf of California. Members of the tight-knit U.S. expatriate community were shocked by his death.

According to authorities, Crabtree’s body was found on the ground outside a trailer on the afternoon of January 8 at Campos Amigo, a camping and RV park north of town where the victim had been living for years.

In a statement Saturday, the Baja California Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of a 28-year-old suspect identified only as “Gabriel N.” The statement said that he had been captured by ministerial police in Bahía de los Angeles about 1:30 p.m. Friday.

JUNE 5 UPDATE :

A retired American couple was found fatally shot inside their Mexico home after a botched robbery Saturday, authorities said.

Jo Anne Butler, 69, and Ray Ball, 72, of Prescott, Ariz., were killed in their Bahia de los Angeles home, about 380 miles south of the U.S. border on the Gulf of California, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Like their fellow Americans in Bahía de los Angeles, Jo Anne Butler and Ray Ball kept returning, year after year, drawn by the small-town feel, the area’s stark natural beauty, the warm Gulf of California waters that lapped almost at their door, friends said.

But the shooting deaths of the two U.S. retirees together with their dog early Saturday at their waterfront house south of town has shattered the tranquility of this community some 380 miles from the U.S. border. Sustained largely by tourism and fishing, Bahía has a year-round population of 1,000, but is also a part-time residence for more than 100 Americans, according to local authorities.

“We have no memory of having a shooting here,” said Tom Mitchell, a San Diego resident who has had a home in Bahía de los Angeles for four decades. “This has taken it to a level that no one here has experienced.”

A U.S. couple was found shot to death this weekend at their home in Bahia de Los Angeles
“It was an attempted robbery, and an individual went to defend his property, and that’s when they shot him,” Octavio Lopez, a top local government official, told the Union-Tribune. “This is the first time we’ve had something like this happen.”

You can see my Post about Charles Crabtree from March by using the search engine on top left.

60 comments:

  1. Wow killing innocent US citizens, for thier boat. Criminals know they can get away with anything. Hope FBI can get Intel, without currupted police knowing.

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    1. Innocent people get killed daily in the U.S. As well as cops get murdered every week in the U.S but you will never see it in the NEWS

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    2. 7:51

      Why would the FBI get involved unless some international law was broken ??

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    3. I can certainly imagine a few "retired" FBI, living in BCS

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    4. @9:13AM. I don't know what newspapers you read or What news you watch on TV but every time I watch US news or read a US newspaper I see news of a murder and if it is a cop murdered it will be a lead story.

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    5. DD, I'm not the one who wrote the comment you responded to but I want to point out that you are wrong in saying it would be a "lead story". There's a lot of twisted evil that happens in the U.S. but it is very underreported for some reason. There's beheadings, people being burned alive and all kinds of other reprehensible things that barely make news in small papers. I wish I had time to compile a list of acts that happen weekly across the U.S.

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    6. 158 FBI gets involved, when citizens get killed abroad, by developing intellegance, data on which criminal group did it, yes a crime was committed and that was murder of two innocent persons minding thier own business.

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    7. Sure people get killed in the US, but they usually get caught, in Mexico only about 2% of homocides get prosecuted, criminals know they won't get caught unless they leave witnesses, I've been to Baja over 100 time, first trip 1957, BOLA many times, We are done with Baja and Mexico, let the criminals have it

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    8. @12:32 the comment said there is a murder everyday and murder of a cop every week and it is never in the news. That is not true.

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    9. More than one murder on the US every day, and a few cops once in a while that do not get blacked out.
      The problem on the US is that the reasons some Americans get killed by the cops are obscured and that most of the time the cops get away with murder with great joy of their brotherhoods and that too many gang murders do not get investigated much less solved because it is too much work and police departments are swamped with murders ad prisons are flooded with people caught pissing mariguana in their piss cups, and that prisons are too expensive, they charge for prisoners almost the price of a trump suite, and it is all cooked up with politicians On all Ends...
      In Mexico it is a Facking burden feeding cabrones their watery beans, almost nothing left for the warden to steal other than some rendezvous with their favorite he/she, Mexican prison wardens are some kinky mophakas and they have to pay upstairs for their Plaza too.
      Tell you what, do not go to mexico until things get worked out and get yourself a cabin by the river on the US, it will be much safer except for the bears and the River Rats in the hood

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    10. The FBI has offices and agents in Mexico. Been there for many years.

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  2. I did read one reference to the FBI getting involved. This is actually the 4th Murder in a year there and stealing boats, motors, generators etc is not uncommon anymore.
    Several boats were stolen off their bouys at Gonzaga Bay. Engines are stolen right off boats, even from Mexicano pescadores. A lot of time now they don’t / won’t leave their pangas on the playa, if they can come by a trailer they will trailer it back to their Casa and park in their fenced yard , locked down every which way possible.

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    1. Hundreds of missing Americans in Mexico and the FBI can’t get involved!

      And dozens of Mexican “pew adores” have been arrested this year alone off the coast of Texas, either fishing illegally or transporting dope or illegals, their pangas are seized and the pescadores either orisecit d or deported.

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    2. Ora si, ya nomás falta que me roben la chiva también.

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  3. Sad but what can be expected when people in the country are starving and have to watch these outsiders living a life they can't dream of.

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  4. Mexicans don't like gringos, especially if they are all hyped up about something and trying to stop you from doing what you want to do. People get shot all the time for trying to stop roberrys just because they are gringos dont change shit, even if everyone else acts like it matters only becayse they were american. It doesnt.

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    1. 8:45 I don't know where you live or what kind of gringos and Mexicans you hang with, but I have never found one Mexican who doesn't like gringos and says so...
      Many mexicans AND GRINGOS don't like some gringo chingaderas, but we don't blame all of them gringos for it, you lie.

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  5. DEA had vetted a special Mexican unit, that was trained like SWAT, to get big time criminals in Mexico, unfortunately one of the SWAT member was a mole, giving information to cartels. DEA almost had one of thiers killed.

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    1. Its not good business for the DTOs to kill DEA agents. American government goes bonkers when that happens and then suddenly allocates all these funds to bring to justice the ones responsible and to get revenge.

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  6. Wow and that is such a little town for 4 recent murders.If you blinked your eye you could miss it.They have a great restaurant there that's been there for years,Guillermos for lobster.Great little quaint fishing town but maybe now with the fish bladders,crime is branching out and San Felipe is hot now so they are moving further south to third of the way down the Sea of Cortez.Also there is a large island offshore.I think it's called Angel Island so who knows what operations in the crime world are run from there and what it's attracting.

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  7. Here where i work the white americans love fishing, all used to go to mexico to fish(about 9 coworkers and their families), even the father of one of them had half his ashes scattered in the golfo de California where he used to spend most of his free time. Now only one couple go there and are seriously thinking about not going after their jeep got stolen in ensenada.

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  8. Are we really shocked and surprised that this happens in Mexico? Gringos and gringas are so naive to think that they're 'untouchable' in foreign countries and nothing will happen to them. Quite the opposite, in Mexico they are quite the attractive target as they're considered 'rich' since the mentality of Mexicans is that if can afford to live there half the year and also own a second home in the US or Canada, you must be wealthy. Can this happen anywhere in the world including in the US or Canada?!...sure. Are you more of a target in a country that has lost all sense of law and security and basically has become the wild Wild West?! ..absolutely. Beware my gringo friends, when you least expect it, expect it...

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    1. Labeling all white people naive is a new low, even for anonymous internet people.

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    2. where do you get your info to say Americans are Naive and believe theyre untouchable? no, Americans know theyre actually targets because like u said some assume theyre rich, other simply hate americans we see it all the time about americans getting kidnapped anywhere in the world especially in countries that are not in good terms with the U.S. like N.Korea, Iran, many middke eastern countries oh and you dont have to be white to be an american and be targeted, you can be black asian hispanic aslong as youre from here youre like any american in their eyes, most americans kidnapped and killed in Mexico are ofnmexican descent, most americans detained in Korea are asian.

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    3. @ Piccaso

      The sad thing is they probably went to the U.S. to hide.

      In Acapulco, lacra like that are getting dismembered, heads put on display, with Narco manta's.

      Ladronies , when you least expect it expect it.

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    4. 5:05 in Cacapulco innocent people that refuse to give in to progresista puppets of profiteering gangs of businessmen are what gets murdered and some dismembered, gold mining or land for La Parota or tourism business matters, people's lives don't.

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  9. This in probably not cartels but cpmmon thiefs that will sell the boat to cartel members and or corrupt police either way though. They are the only people that would dare buy a stolen boat.

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    1. And there lies the problem,cartel members and corrupt police=Impunity with a capital I.

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    2. Yes, I agree, not to mention not very good thieves and the murders were unnecessary to say the least. They could have taken the boat in the dead of night at high tide , not broad daylight while it was stuck in the sand. These people were loved in this community by americanos and Mexicanos alike. Probably random targets, they just had the right kind of boat the real criminals use.

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  10. Those fuken bastards messing around with older people, that were unarmed. Your azzs will be caught soon.

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    1. You go Alex! Finally.someone on this site gets it.That cares about the tragic murders of 2 elderly people.

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    2. 2:57 how soon are you catching those perps?
      I'll be watching...

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  11. Killer of SoTx border patrol murder gets death penalty

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  12. I say we mexicans pitch in and hired them full time security guards at least 10 well equipped to take care of our American brothers are duty is to protect them these criminals are making us look bad SMH
    Jessica Guzman

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    1. 4:12 stop looking for others to help, NAT HAPPENIN'
      but good luck getting funds for one security guard, he will be halconiando for a reprise visit from Santa.
      The key is volunteers that want to be vigilantes.

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  13. Another example of living the good life in a 3rd world where only the criminals are armed . Here in Texas we can legally kill a thief in progress . In my area the common Texas is armed to the teeth and rarely do we have a murder . We have went years at times without any in the whole county . In past 15 years or so there have been a few around and it has been Mexican killing Mexican mostly . There was the incident where they found a molester tied to a tree torcher and castrated . ut for the most part , not many murders where the common man keeps guns .

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    1. What does it mean rarely?
      Daily.weekly...STFU

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    2. Texas Militias heavily Unregulated have done their share of killing in Tejas too, schools and churches and the Branch Davidian "Compound", add the Oklahoma Murrah building housing the FBI were no guns were used by libertarian Timmy McVeigh, but his truck bomb made up for Lost weapons.
      The world is full of bad people, some are worst than others,
      I suggest we stay home and "vote our conscience not criminals" to high office...

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    3. Yep! Just like the "good old days" with lynchings, when a group of people gets to be the judge, jury and executioner! Why can't we be more like that? (eye roll)

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    4. Bullets dont stop bullets you can still get ambushed by criminals while your armed with a gun. Your city just a good place to live safe

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    5. 7:14 Sure you can get ambushed . My point is these types aren't as bold in areas where the common man has defense . A pack of killers on the lose here will be hunted down and taken out in short order .I have seen it . It don't last long and they are dead or caught . in august 1974 agroup of bad men came in to take what they wanted and do what they wanted . A neighbor of mine was wounded by them in a attack going down the hiway .Richard Mangum, Dalton Williams and Jerry Ulmer escaped from the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City Colorado . Nobody shied away . Everybody was on the hunt . They only killed one of them . Too much press present . They really didn't plan to take them alive .

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    6. 9:23 you are right but all volunteer deputies need to get properly trained and it doesn't mean trained on murdering with impunity grants of gag orders to keep their fuck ups secret.
      When it comes to lynchings, I remember one special Texas case,
      James Byrd Jr. June 7 1998, all the self doubt and struggling to consummate the death penalty sentences of the convicted white supremacists that decapitated him by dragging him with a chair from a truck...the Texas law against hate crimes has not helped much, I'd be ashamed of bragging about "texas"

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  14. If you live in a sheethole a good chance a lump of sheet will fall on you!

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    1. Former President Fox alias "La Chachalaca" discovered where the foulest shit hole is. Check that out.
      But you are right, the moment you see strangers approach,
      you get your gun, even Little Annie knew that, and two or three small dogs will let you know when somebody approaches your compound, just be ready to put out.

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  15. Seems to be an unlimited number of ruthless killers in Mx. No arrests if caught just torture and kill slowly

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    1. 7:52 it will be a while before the Mexican government captures the culprits, but they will surely capture and torture somebody just to make you happy, ASAP.

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  16. El lider de todo baja es "Rene" el es de Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Enemigo de Saul Loya Jefe de la plaza de Mazatlan

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    1. si conoces a rene dile de favor que no le meta mucho corte al perico que venden en la paz

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  17. Mexican law enforcement vatos have such a good tracker record of solving crimes, seems like a waste of US resources.

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    1. 7:p2 blame the pendejos that know it all and don't give a fact about RESULTS, in the case of mexico the worst the results the better for their business, what follows is the commissions for la verdad and the reconciliation, trusting that you are Christians and can't say no to forgiveness and repentance without punishment...
      Hey, Tax murder, and good luck collecting.

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    2. De vatos you mean de opposite, only 10 get investigated, and the rest get away with crime, de good old Wild West.

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  18. Mexico has death happening , everyday just like Brazil. If you get caught stealing a car they kill you. If you rob a bank they kill, jails are to full.

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  19. arent Mexican immigrants getting robbed and killed on a daily basis in the US because people think they carry large ammounts of cash on them on payday. I dont see any crying about that

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    1. Mr Jay thank for concern, no they are not getting killed is US of A, USA is not like Mexico, in which people get killed everyday.

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  20. Mexican police are inept at solving this crime, once again only criminals and police are allowed to carry weapons. Law abiding citizens continue to suffer in this lawless society

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  21. A sad day for sure for everyone concerned!
    I love B.O.L.A and own/lease property close by.
    Pisses me off hearing comments like shit hole, you flaunt wealth you deserve getting robed.
    Though I never met these people, I knew of them and friend of friends.
    There is more to this story, plus conflicting from media!
    Happened 2pm happened 2Am
    Unfortunately he was brave enough to confront 2 or more criminals armed with 9mm and he with a baseball bat.
    R.I.P Ray & Jo

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    1. Yes, you are right about the conflicting 2 PM vs 2 AM.......however, since they were supposedly awaiting friends to join them, I went with the the 2 PM.......probably going out for the late afternoon bite at the islands, NOT 2 AM .......night fishing? or night diving ? Yes , that is certainly done but I doubt it in this case.

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  22. This is why you do not carry a bat to a gun fight.

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  23. >living in Mexico
    That is where they went wrong. Cool baseball bat, bro

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