Mica for BorderlandBeat.com


The would be the first selected individual by the cartel to take the fall.

A video showing the convoy of the 2 Americans heading towards the border bridge.

The Americans were rescued at a Matamoros stash house.

Ms. McGee and Mr. Williams were rescued alive and have since been returned to the US. Mr. Woodard and Mr. Brown were killed.

****Two victims were delivered to the U.S. via an international bridge on Tuesday in collaboration with the U.S. consulate in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica said in a tweet.

Separately, a Mexican official told Reuters on Tuesday that two men had been found dead. The official said the woman and another man were alive, safe, and in the hands of authorities.

The Governor of Tamaulipas confirms that the four Americans kidnapped on Friday in Matamoros have already been located. Among them, two were dead and one wounded.

In a telephone call, the governor of #Tamaulipas, @Dr_AVillarreal, confirmed that the 4 US citizens kidnapped in #Matamoros were already found. There are 2 deceased, one injured, and another citizen alive.

CNN Breaking news update, 10:18 a.m. ET (1 minute after BB)
Two of the Americans kidnapped by armed gunmen in Mexico on Friday were found dead, and two are alive, the governor of Tamaulipas, Américo Villarreal Anaya, said in a phone call with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday.

The four Americans have been identified as Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams. According to her mother, McGee and her cousin Woodard were among the victims in Matamoros, along with their friends Brown and Williams.

Two of the four Americans who were shot at by gunmen and kidnapped shortly after crossing the border into northern Mexico last week are dead, according to the governor of Tamaulipas state.

Attorney General of Tamaulipas

Gov. Américo Villarreal made the announcement over the phone at a presidential news conference Tuesday morning, noting that one of the surviving victims is wounded and the other unharmed.

It’s not clear where they were found.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said further details would be released later.

“We are very sorry that this happened in our country, and we send our condolences to the families of the victims, friends, and the United States government, and we will continue doing our work to guarantee peace and tranquility,” he said.
Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica tweeted Tuesday that the four U.S. citizens were found by “joint search actions.” He said that work is underway to capture those behind the kidnapping. 
– “Of the four, two of them are dead, one person is wounded, and the other is alive, and right now, the ambulances and the rest of the security personnel are going for them to give the corresponding support,” Villarreal said
-Mica: For those with comments.  What will come from this beyond an apology to the US?