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Three bodies found in Mexican region where American and Australian tourists went missing, sources say

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This photo shows Callum (far right) and Jake Robinson (far left) with their family.



CNN

Three bodies were found Friday in the Mexican region where an American and two Australians have been missing for several days, multiple sources told CNN.

Authorities have not confirmed whether the bodies match the three missing tourists, the source said.

The remains were found on a cliff south of the municipality of Ensenada, Baja California, according to two security sources and a member of an activist group specialized in searching for missing people.

American Jack Carter Rhoad and Australian brothers Jake and Callum Robinson were reported missing on April 29, according to Reuters, citing the Baja California prosecutor’s office.

The three friends were said to have been on a surfing and camping trip near the city of Ensenada, about 60 miles south of Tijuana.

Mexican officials said earlier that a vehicle, tents and a cellphone were found during searches of the area where the men were last seen. Three Mexican nationals were questioned in connection with the case, although it is unclear whether they are suspects.

One of the sources said the area where the bodies were found is difficult to access and that rappelling equipment will be used to recover the bodies. The campground is located about 50 miles south of the city of Ensenada.

A spokesperson for the US State Department told CNN that it is aware of reports of the bodies being located and is closely monitoring the situation, adding: “We have no further comment at this time.”