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Surfers believed to have been shot in the head in Mexico

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The three dead who were found before the weekend and are believed to be Australian and American surf tourists, were all shot in the head, Mexican authorities say. Here, the police stand guard outside the station in Ensenada, the town where the three tourists were supposed to live. Photo: AP / NTB

Of NTB | 06.05.2024 02:43:56

Policy: The three were found at Santo Tomas in Baja California before the weekend and are believed to be two Australian brothers aged 30 and 33 and a 33-year-old American who was last seen on April 27, according to prosecutors in the state, which is located in far northwest Mexico .

They are believed to have been killed while robbers stole their car, says Baja California Attorney General Maria Elena Andrade. Three suspects, two men and a woman, have been arrested, suspected of being involved in the murders. One of those arrested has a history of violence, drug dealing and robbery, according to the authorities.

Relatives of the three missing arrived in Mexico on Sunday to view and possibly identify the remains.

Baja California is known for its beautiful beaches, and the state’s proximity to the California border makes it a favorite destination for American tourists. The state is also among Mexico’s most violent, but the drug cartels’ activity rarely affects foreign tourists.

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