MCALLEN, Texas — Authorities in Mexico are working to confirm if three U.S. Citizens, who had been reported missing two weeks ago, are among the four bodies found Wednesday in the outskirts of the border city of Matamoros, Mexico.
Mexican military and the police officers of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas responded to Ejido Los Cuervos, a rural area west of Matamoros where four bodies were found on a dirt road, a Tamaulipas law enforcement official told Breitbart Texas. The official would not elaborate on the crime scene details.
Investigations are underway to determine if three of those bodies match the bodies of siblings Erica Alvarado, Alex Alvarado, and Jose Angel Alvarado; U.S citizens from the border town of Progreso, Texas. They went missing in early October when they went to visit their father in the Mexican town of Lucio Blanco, the official said.
The mother of the three siblings has spoken with local news outlets along the border claiming that her sons had been kidnapped by the Hercules group, an elite police force from Matamoros.
Tamaulipas law enforcement officials spoke with Breitbart Texas and said that the three U.S. citizens had been with a fourth person called “El Negro” a local drug dealer who is rumored to have been dating Erica Alvarado.
El Negro is believed to work for Ariel “El Tigre” Trevino, the local commander for the Gulf Cartel who is in charge of the town of Control, which is just on the outskirts of Matamoros. Control is the same city where just last week the Mexican military killed 19 gunmen in a series of gunfights where authorities tried to capture Trevino and ended up killing a Gulf Cartel commander known as “El Camaron.”
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