Surfers killed in Mexico


The bodies of two Australian brothers and an American friend who went missing during their holiday in Mexico have since been found in a deep well in the north of this country.

All three young men had gunshot wounds to the head.

Jake and Callum Robinson from Australia and Jack Carter Rhoad from the United States were camping in Mexico when they went missing last weekend.

Jake, Callum and Jack’s families last heard from them on April 27. They were supposed to be staying at an Airbnb in the coastal town of Rosarito, but never showed up.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez, chief state prosecutor, says robbers presumably drove past their campsite, saw their tents and vehicle and wanted to steal their tires.

The brothers and their friend allegedly resisted them and were then shot dead.

According to Ramirez, the robbers then went to an inhospitable site where they threw the bodies into a well. The well is about 15 meters deep and close to the northern city of Ensenada – not far from the US border.

Ramirez says at this stage investigators do not rule out the possibility that the same suspects dumped a fourth unrelated body in the well earlier. The body was also found in this well earlier.

Three suspects are currently being questioned in connection with the murders.

Callum was living in the US where he was pushing to become a professional lacrosse player, Jake flew to the US from Australia about two weeks ago to visit his brother before they and a friend went to Mexico to to go surfing.

Shortly before their deaths, the three friends posted idyllic photos of their vacation on social media – pictures of waves and secluded beaches south of Ensenada.

Baja California is one of Mexico’s most violent states, although the Ensenada area is considered safer. The US government has advised Americans to reconsider travel to the state due to crime and kidnapping.