Two of four Americans kidnapped in Mexico found dead

Two of four Americans kidnapped in Mexico found dead< /p> UPDATE DAY

Two of the four Americans kidnapped by gunmen on Friday in Matamoros, a city in northeastern Mexico on the border with the United States, were found dead on Tuesday, the governor of the state of Tamaulipas announced, Americo Villarreal.

“Of the four (Americans), two are dead, one is injured and the other is alive,” the governor said by telephone during the morning press conference of Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador.

The four Americans, whose identity remains unknown, had passed through the town of Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas, driving a white minivan with North Carolina license plates before being shot at and then abducted by gunmen.

The FBI had offered a $50,000 reward for any assistance in their release and the arrest of the suspects.

The city of Matomoros is plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking and organized crime.< /p>

The roads in the region are considered the most dangerous in Mexico due to the risk of kidnapping and extortion by criminal groups.