White House Gives Update on Americans Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico

The White House said it was working with Mexican officials after Mexico’s security agency announced on Tuesday, March 7, that four US citizens kidnapped by cartel forces in Tamaulipas state had been found, and that two of them were found dead.

The four Americans were assaulted and kidnapped by gunmen in Matamoros, Mexico, on March 3, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In a press conference on Tuesday, Tamaulipas Governor Américo Villareal confirmed that the two found alive were “a woman named Latavia,” who was found unharmed, and “a man named Eric,” who was found with a gunshot wound in his leg.

On Tuesday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre offered condolences, said President Joe Biden has been “kept updated” about the situation, and confirmed that US officials were in touch with the families of the victims. Jean-Pierre said the White House was continuing to work with Mexican officials and declined to comment further. Credit: The White House via Storyful