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Bodies found during search for Australian brothers and American man who went missing during surfing trip to Mexico | World news

Three people questioned in the case have been arrested and charged.

By means of Claire Gilbody Dickerson, news reporter


Saturday May 4, 2024 2:49 PM, UK

Bodies have been found during the search for two Australian brothers and an American tourist who went missing in northern Mexico.

The remains were found south of Ensenada, near where the men – Jake and Callum Robinson – came from Australia And American Jack Carter Rhoad went missing last weekend.

The trio, who were believed to be camping and surfing, were only reported missing in recent days, but the Robinsons’ mother said they had not been in contact since April 27.



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American Jack Carter Rhoad has also been missing since last weekend

The location where the bodies were recovered, near the city of Santo Tomas in Baja California state, is close to where the men went missing, Mexican authorities said.

Their tents and truck were found Thursday on a remote stretch of coast.

The bodies have yet to be formally identified.

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the men’s disappearance.

In a Facebook In a message, Jake and Callum’s mother said she had not been in contact with her sons since April 27 and that they were traveling with “another friend, a US citizen”.

The May 1 post said they were supposed to check into an Airbnb in the resort town of Rosarito after the weekend, but “they didn’t show up.”

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She pleaded with the public to get in touch with any information, adding that Callum has type 1 diabetes.

The US State Department said: “We are aware of these (agency reports) and are closely monitoring the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”

Baja California prosecutors said Friday that three people have been arrested and charged with a crime equivalent to kidnapping.

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Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez, the lead prosecutor, said evidence found at the abandoned tents was linked to the people being interrogated.

Although drug cartels are active in the area, she said that “all lines of inquiry are open at this time. We can’t rule anything out until we find them.”