Mexico: – Missing tourists found dead

Mexican authorities have found three dead in the northern Mexican state of Baja, they said in a statement late on Friday evening, according to Reuters news agency.

The deceased are probably three tourists who were last seen on April 27, sources close to the investigation told the news agency.

Brothers Callum and Jake Robinson from Australia, as well as American Jack Carter Rudd, were on a surfing holiday in Ensenada – an hour and a half drive from the American border.

MISSING: The three tourists were reported missing last week. Photo: Police
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Mexican authorities say the deceased has not yet been officially identified and forensic investigations will be conducted.

The prosecutor said Thursday that three people were investigated in connection with the case, but it is currently unclear whether the three were involved in the disappearances.

The prosecutor should also have mentioned that tents were found in the area where the missing persons were last seen, but they were officially searched several days after they were last seen, Reuters reports.

Baja California is one of the most violent states in the country, but tourist areas like Ensenada are considered safer.

– We are aware of the reports and are closely monitoring the situation, the US State Department said in a statement on the deaths to Reuters.

An Australian Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said they were working closely with Mexican authorities and Australian police.

They also have close contact with relatives of the deceased, Reuters writes.