Shaeed Woodard and Zindell Brown were the two Americans who were kidnapped in Mexico at gunpoint and subsequently killed.
In the northern border city of Matamoros on Friday, Woodard and Brown were with Latavia “Tay” McGee and Eric James Williams when they were kidnapped in broad daylight.
Since the four Americans were kidnapped in Mexico last week after entering the country from Texas for a medical procedure, U.S. and Mexican police have been looking for them.
According to the governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, where the four Americans were kidnapped, two of the four were discovered dead on Tuesday, while the other two were discovered alive.
According to a senior Mexican source who was not authorized to speak in public said at least one of the Americans died at the scene of the attack on Friday, in which gunmen shot at their automobile.
McGee, and Williams, who survived the assault, have now flown back to the US, according to CNN. Authorities did not identify the victim but stated that one of the two survivors was hurt.
John Kirby, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, appeared to confirm the fatalities on Tuesday. Adding, “We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and families of those who were killed in these attacks,” he said, adding that all attacks on US citizens were “unacceptable, no matter where or under what circumstances they occur”.
Published by HOLR Magazine.