Mexico confirms US resident was among 4 killed in Zacatecas

Authorities in north-central Mexico on Wednesday confirmed {that a} U.S. resident was amongst 4 individuals who have been killed within the state of Zacatecas round Christmas.The state prosecutors workplace confirmed the identification of the person as José Melesio Gutiérrez.The person’s employer, the Cincinnati, Ohio, agency Champlin Structure, mentioned in a social media publish that he “died tragically whereas visiting his fiancé, Daniela Pichardo, in Mexico in the course of the holidays.”STATE DEPARTMENT WARNS TRAVELERS OF CRIME AND KIDNAPPING IN MEXICO
Household and mates of Irma Paola Vargas Montoya, Daniela Marquez Pichardo, Viviana Marquez Pichardo and Jose Gutierrez Montoya, lacking since December 25 within the state of Zacatecas, demand that the governments of Zacatecas, Jalisco and Mexico discover them alive throughout a protest in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2023.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGutiérrez, his fiance, her sister and a cousin left in a automotive on Christmas to go to a close-by city. Their skeletal stays have been present in January in a clandestine burial pit.It was not clear if Gutiérrez was a U.S. citizen.Native media mentioned that Gutiérrez was in Mexico to set a date for the pair’s wedding ceremony and that there have been indications a felony gang had been working across the ranch the place the our bodies have been discovered.The world is close to the border between Zacatecas and the neighboring state of Jalisco, each of which have been wracked by turf battles between drug cartels.