MEXICO CITY (AP) – The bodies found inside a well in northern Mexico are those of two American tourists who had been reported missing, authorities said Monday.
The victims were retirees Ian Hirschsohn and Kathy Harvey, the Baja California State Attorney General’s Office said in a statement. His disappearance was reported to authorities on September 2, he added.
The next day, investigators searching an unpopulated area south of the Ensenada port detected human remains at the bottom of the well. They were extracted on Friday and Saturday, it is added in the text.
No information was provided regarding the cause of death. The case continues to be investigated. Authorities did not disclose where they lived, but the local press reported that both resided in Southern California.
On the other hand, the Attorney General of the state of Baja California Sur, at the southern tip of the peninsula, said that on Saturday night the body of Craig Harrison, 65, was found on the beach in Cabo Pulmo. At autopsy it was determined that he was stabbed in the chest before hitting the ocean.
Harrison, a citizen of South Africa and Canada based in Mexico, has been missing since August 29. According to his real estate website, he moved to Cabo San Lucas in 1997 after working as an accountant and wine importer in Canada.
He operated a vacation rental home business in Cabo San Lucas.