Surfers’ Bodies Found: Mexican Authorities Investigate Murders of Missing Trio

Santo Tomas, Mexico – An abandoned white pickup truck found at a ranch in Santo Tomas has been identified as the vehicle driven by two Australians and an American man who went missing. Mexican authorities confirmed on Sunday that three bodies discovered in Baja California are believed to be those of the missing surfers from the US and Australia.

The bodies, found earlier in the week, had gunshot wounds to the head, indicating that they were murdered. The victims were identified as American Jack Carter Rhoad and Australian brothers Jake and Callum Robinson. The trio disappeared on April 29 while on a surfing and camping trip near Ensenada, approximately 60 miles south of Tijuana.

State Attorney General Maria Elena Andrade stated during a news conference that the bodies were likely those of the missing surfers. However, formal identification was still pending as family members arrived in Tijuana to examine the remains. Andrade anticipated that the identification process would be completed shortly.

In connection to the case, three Mexican citizens initially questioned were later arrested on suspicion of kidnapping. The bodies were discovered on a cliff south of Ensenada, with security sources and a member of a missing persons activist group involved in the search confirming the location.

Authorities also located the burned-out pickup truck belonging to the surfers about 40 miles away from where the bodies were found. The investigation into the tragic incident continues as officials work to confirm the identities of the victims and bring those responsible for the murders to justice.