PROGRESO, Texas – Mexican officials say the bodies of three Americans who were tied-up and shot in the head have been identified as siblings from Texas who were reported missing earlier this month.
According to the office of a state prosecutor in northeastern Mexico, the siblings’ suspected abduction might have been orchestrated by local security officials.
The three were allegedly abducted on October 13 from the town of El Control, just outside of the Mexican border city of Matamoros.
The prosecutor’s office identified the remains as those of Erika Alvarado, Alejandro Alvarado, and Jose Angel Alvarado, all U.S. citizens in their 20’s.
Local reports in Texas say the three are from the border town of Progreso.
Although the bodies were badly decomposed, the prosecutor says they were identified by their father.
Also, according to the prosecutor, witnesses say an elite security team that answers to the mayor of Matamoros was involved in the abduction.
The mother of the siblings, Raquel Alvarado told KVEO, “I don’t hold any grudges because God is good and only he knows what he will do with time. Because holding grudges or doing anything is not going to bring my children back, it won’t bring my princess back.”
The governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas promised authorities would bring those responsible to justice.