Two of the four American citizens kidnapped after crossing the Mexican border city on Friday were found dead and two were found alive, Mexican officials disclosed on Tuesday.
Several news sources revealed that ambulances and security personnel were attending to and giving medical support to the survivors.
The four Americans were found at what appears to be a medical clinic in Matamoros, a US official familiar with the ongoing investigation told CNN.
One of the two survivors is severely injured, the official said.
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Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios also confirmed the developments in a tweet.
“Derived from the joint search actions, the four American citizens deprived of their liberty last Friday were found,” he said.
“Unfortunately, two dead. Investigation and intelligence work continue to capture those responsible. Details will be given later,” he added.
The bodies of the two kidnapped Americans will be examined by Mexican authorities prior to being turned over to the US government, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.
The sum of $50,000 was offered as a reward for help leading to the return of the unidentified victims and the arrest of the perpetrators.
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