Sunday, September 6, 2020

Missing San Diego couple found dead in Baja California

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat; CBS8
The retired couple frequently stayed in a vacation home south of San Quintin, Mexico.
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Police Department confirmed Friday that two bodies found in Baja California, Mexico have been identified as the remains of a San Diego couple, missing since last weekend. "They are now confirmed deceased in Mexico and family has been notified," a SDPD spokesperson wrote in an email to News 8.

Mexican authorities discovered the couple's vehicle in Ensenada earlier in the week, according to a family member.  The bodies were found but the exact location was not released. Relatives said there is an active, law-enforcement investigation into the deaths and foul play is suspected.
The retired couple, Ian Hirschsohn, 78, of Solana Beach and Kathy Harvey, 73, of Tierrasanta, had been staying for about a week at a house near El Socorrito south of San Quintin, about 200 miles south of the border, according to family members.
Kathy Harvey texted her son, Robert Harvey, on the evening of Friday, August 28, indicating they were planning on going to explore a gold mine or possibly visit a beach, the son said. The couple was planning on returning to San Diego on August 31 but family members lost contact with them.

Robert Harvey said he received word from the office of the Consulate General in Tijuana that the couple’s navy-blue Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada earlier this week. Two bodies discovered Friday matched the couple’s description, and the remains were being forensically identified. Kathy Harvey worked for three decades as a physical therapist in Chula Vista before her retirement, Robert Harvey said.

"She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends," her son said.  "She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go."
Both Harvey and Hirschsohn enjoyed traveling and frequently stayed in the community of expats near El Socorrito, in a house Hirschsohn had leased for the past 35 years, according to family members.

As reported by Borderland Beat, a Los Angeles firefighter went missing last month while he visited his condo in Rosarito Municipality, a coastal town south of Tijuana and less than 30 minutes from the U.S.-Mexico border.

60 comments:

  1. It’s amazing how these news stories don’t make it to mainstream media. How many more tragedies do Americans need to not spend their money in Mexico. That place is a disgrace.

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    1. You should read of the crimes that happen within the USA and never make the major news outlets. There used to be two English language websites somewhat comparable to BB recounting all the stomach turning horrors that happen in the USA but - no surprise - the "cencors" took them down.

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    2. American news is left wing propaganda 24-7 nothing less.

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    3. Americans really dont understand ; mostly the US govt doesnt want to scare them.

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    4. Disgrace is what many countries are experiencing at the moment.
      One should be cautious when throwing stones.

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    5. How about homicides in Chicago, I think maybe worst than Mexico.

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    6. ūüėāūüėāūüėāchicago's bad for in parts for sure but worse then mexico??? Ridiculous

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    7. I saw this reported by the link Stevectpa used, the link at top.
      See my sad comment below at bottom of thread.

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    8. 4:01 my boy over here never been to reynosa

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    9. I don't care what the crime rate is in the US. A septuagenarian couple of windsurfers would never get murdered.

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    10. They don't make it cuz mainstream news sources (local news media as well) such as CNN, Nbc, Cbs, Abc, Wapo, Nyt etc. are partisan as fuck. most news corps. are basically like propaganda departments for the Democrat liberal left establishment

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    11. 1:27 BB reports what transpires in Mexico, mostly related to the narco wars, but not the USA.
      Get Time magazine they report USA issues.

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    12. The daughter of julio scherer (who died a while ago), now runs his rag, but Proceso says what her boyfriend wants said, he is the brother of Margarinflas Zavala de FECAL the presidente wannabes and founders of that "mexico sompim' party" trying to have mass protests from people's cars, and that is it about crime journalism in mexico.

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  2. I used to go to Baja California, I don't think I'll ever go again! It's just too dangerous, Mexico is a failed state!

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    1. Is 10:23 and this dude the same person?

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  3. Another one? How often does this happen. Sadly, too often. Stay away!!!

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  4. Wait for all the,"its their fault" comments.

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    1. 2:07 why wait?
      You have done the briefing again...

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    2. 933
      It was your fault

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  5. pero no entienden

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  6. Dont go to Mexico. Its turned into a hell hole.

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    1. A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m.

      A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood.

      While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab’s data doesn’t go back further than 1961.

      from chicago news, From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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    2. Well there you have it, two places I won't be traveling to in the near future. Mexico is a country I dearly love and will miss visiting but I can't for the life of me think of a good reason to visit Chicago.

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    3. Indiana sells most of the weapons used in Chicago crimes.
      If you want to celebrate with illegal fireworks, you get them in Indiana too, Timothy McVeigh learned to blow things in Indiana too, with the indiana Klansmen, a fact nobody wants to talk about...their weapons have black people murdering each other, WHY?

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  7. Troubling...I too want to know why these stories are not covered by mainstream media. Just googled and found a short story covered by a San Diego TV station.

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  8. An international conceal and carry law would be great. Then a bounty for each criminal killed. Yahoo!

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    1. The enpt government of Obrador would never allow that, as long as bribes continue coming in, they will continue to look the other way..

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  9. So sad to see what has happened in Baja. I remember going with our church youth group and sleeping in sleeping bags outside where a person in the group had a trailer near the beach. It was the 1970s . No problems. Just fun. Well now it seems that anyone who appears to have any money is a target. These things don’t always make the news.
    There was a guy from my neighborhood in southern CA who drove to Baja last year with his dog. He was murdered and his vehicle stolen and stripped. The dog made it back home alive.
    Someone picked the dog up up, and called the number on the collar. Family went from our town to get the dog. This was never in any news report, but it sure did happen. I wonder how many other murders/kidnappings go unreported? It has become an unsafe place to travel.

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  10. Hi I live here in bath the time is 6pm Labor day weekend look I'm going keep itreal ok I been back here for ten years and I have lost a least ten soldiers Three got kidnapped the first one happened about a year a ago the six months later they snatched the other 2 up and they have not been heard from since no body phone call or nothing they family don't even no there whereabouts this place is really grimy if you don't have brass nuts then don't come because they will try you back here no matter your color this place is for the real strong and hardest soldiers only death is in the air here you can smell it so don't be lured here by the nonsense stay in America were is safer.

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    1. Your toy soilders are under you bed

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  11. Plus I have seen a body hanging here downtown and the police was right here like it was not a big deal not mentioned three murders right here before your cross the big bridge to get to the big arch right up under the bridge I seen four guys killed this one guy beat him and stab him to death and 2 shotting right here on Revolution this place is dangerous for real no jokingso just a word to the curious if you can afford to move somewhere else go and stay away from here signing out aka big OG Marcus

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    1. Thanks, Marcus Appreciate your input

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  12. Why were they traveling to Mexico during Covid anyway? I thought the borders were closed?

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    1. He had leased the home for the last 35 years. It was his home.

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    2. Who would lease a home, when you can buy one, after 15-20 years.

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    3. A wealthy friend of mine, owns 16 homes in 3 states which he rents out and does the maintaining himself. Yet he has leased his ocean front home for 22 years. Why? Taxes, insurances and HOA fees. He says why give the money to taxes?. “I would rather invest where my money can earn money”. On occasion, he also does repairs and improvements for his landlord in exchange for a portion of the rent.

      It is not for everyone, but it is an attractive option for many. Thinking out of the box can = $$$$

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    4. I can barely stand to live in my neighborhood, would love to live in some mexican cities, visit my old neighborhoods, bars and friends, but why risk anything?

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  13. Why would anybody go to Mexico at all is way beyond me. I would travel to Syria, Congo and other active war zones before ever setting a foot in Mexico.

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  14. A've been telling you, while not every mexican do these crimes, all tourist and visitors need boycott México, for their own good and México's and save all the love and fun times for a better day.

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    1. “While not every Mexican do these crimes.”
      Auto-Correct:
      97-98% of the Mexican population are held hostage by the violent criminality of 2 to 3%

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    2. The 2% will cut your throat for what's in your pocket

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  15. You have to be a real fool to go “exploring” gold mines in Mexico in remote places. I feel bad for the couple but a lot of American boomers are oblivious when it comes to danger.

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  16. I went to mexico for my honymoon in cabo san lucas, walking in the tourist area i was offered cocain daily just walking with my wife.. scammers everywhere.. very sketchy.. dont go to mexico..

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    1. You stupid big mouth hipócrit you think we are stupids USA is full of cocaíne then don't go to USA.

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    2. 12:47 who the hell goes to Mexico, during dangerous situations, violence , covid19 pandemic. You might as well paint a target von your back. Stubborn as a mule.

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    3. Tourists go places to get plucked, it is part of the fun, but you go to prison and some wise asses will try their luck on your ass too, and want you to pay for it.

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  17. Mexico is not save, I know by experience

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    1. Did you barely find that out today...BB has been around with vital information ūüĎć, welcome to the club.

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  18. From an entry on Baja Nomads Forum:
    Not all the details are out yet, but it seems they were found shot and dead inside a water well... right now (Sept 4th, 8:20pm PT) rescue operations are on their way to extract the bodies from that well, which has proven difficult due to the decomposition state of the bodies and the water inside that well. San Quintin Fire Department is in charge of that operation, however Desert Hawks have been consulted in the logistics of the operation and are in standby to respond in assistance if required... (Thanks to the help and support of many friends in the US, including some here at BajaNomads, our volunteers are trained in Confined Space Rescue which is not very common down here).

    Very sad story...

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  19. Wow even Americans are not safe in Baja area of Mexico. There is still no updates on the missing fireman. Hope FBI puts effort from the US side, an article somewhere, said they are giving the police of Rosarito some information, the question is that police force can be currupted.

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  20. Sad about the couple. Still, a lot of ignorat and xenophobic comments. I've been living in Mexico since I retired early and hav no plans to return to the US.

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    1. 800 I actually love the great comments in here, sure some may be cheering a cartel, thank God we have freedom to express, try that in Nicaragua and you azz is grassed.

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    2. I hope you continue to remain safe down there!

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  21. Ya'll better pay attention to stories like this, many people never pay attention and they get their heads turned by snazzy social media ads that portray Mexico as a paradise for tourists. This is the reality, Mexico has become substantially more dangerous. Everyone that follows this website should know that already. Stay away! For your own safety!

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  22. Despite other comments i am looking forward on my next mexico trip 2021. A few days CDMX, El Chepe, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Jalisco.
    I felt safe at almost any time and any place. There were a few moments when i was told by locals not to go there and but did it anyway. (dont go into "realy poor areas" alone, as a foreigner, it was fun to watch the halcones around lake chapala.
    Mexicans are very friendly, helpful people and taking care of tourists. But i am not a gringo which means a lot. Did not liked the americans i have seen & meet in mx, why should the mexicans do?

    And to all "dont go to mx" guys, i bet you never left you home state even though you live something called "mobile home". :)

    La Rana


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  23. Its all about time and circumstance in Mexico. All of Mexico is not dangerous.

    Kazquillo-youtube

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    1. Judging by the age of the 2 victims I think it's safe to say CJNG was behind this.

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  24. Por pendejos. No crucen a mexico alv.

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