Burnt-out van, bodies found inside…
Mexico ain’t a game. For the last eight years the joint has been wrapped up in a drug war between the government and the various drug cartels.
Now? You got a swarm of regional drug runners and two cartels, Jalisco New Gen Drug Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel owning the show.
So when you drive through mainland Mex, and specifically though the state of Sinaloa, maybe y’don’t want to hang around a joint like Navolato. It’s a little understated to call it a murder capital. The Mex Mafia don’t mess around.
Two Australian surfers, on a road-trip through Mex in a Chevy camper, went missing a week ago. Yesterday, Mex authorities discovered their burnt-out van with two bodies inside.
According to the Daily Mail,
Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman from Golden Bay, an outer southern suburb of Perth, have been reported missing after organising ‘solid plans and reservations’ to be in Guadalajara, Mexico by Saturday 21 but failing to arrive.
Mexican authorities are yet to identify the bodies who were found in a destroyed Chevy in Navolato, at around 10:30pm, one of the most dangerous areas in Mexico.
Family members of Dean and Adam are travelling to Mexico in the coming days and will be coordinating with Australian and Mexican authorities in a bid to find more information.
Mr Lucas’ girlfriend Josie Cox has taken to social media appealing for any information that may help find them and has since flown to Mexico to meet up with Mr Coleman’s girlfriend Andrea Gomez to assist with the search.
Ms Cox has revealed to Daily Mail Australia she holds fears the victims in the burnt van might be the missing Australians.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has since released a statement on the missing Australians confirming their van has been located in Mexico.
‘Dean and Adam were traveling in a van, departing from Topolobampa on Friday 20 November to Guadalajara but did not arrive on their scheduled date.
‘The families and partners are aware the van in which they were traveling has been located by
Mexican authorities and that a tragic event has occurred.
‘The families hold deep fears for the safety of their sons but stress that they are still waiting for details to be confirmed,’ read the statement.
A gofundme fundraising page has also been set up to raise money for family members to help them travel to Mexico and continue their search for the pair.
In two hours 53 people have donated to the fundraising page raising over $4,000.
‘We are currently raising funds to help support both families in getting over to Mexico and bringing Dean and Adam back home to WA safely. any contributions is greatly appreciated,’ wrote the organiser of the page.
A social media campaign has also been launched to help find the pair with the public using #FindDeanandAdam to share images and news of the men.