Three dead bodies found after surfers went missing

SANTA TOMAS, MEXICO – The FBI confirmed on Friday that three bodies were discovered in the Baja California town of Santa Tomas, Mexico. The location is in close proximity to where three surfers, two Australians and an American, went missing the prior weekend. The bodies are yet to be positively identified, a task that has been assigned to the state’s medical examiner.

Though unable to release detailed information, the FBI emphasized its dedication to thoroughly investigating all credible leads and cooperating with international law enforcement contacts to retrieve answers.

The state’s Attorney General, Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez, iterated that the bodies discovered highly resembled the missing surfers. The bodies, in a decomposed state, were located in a well exceeding 50 feet deep.

Mexican authorities interrogated three individuals and discovered abandoned tents linked to the case. The missing surfers, Australian brothers Jake and Callum Robinson and one American, have not been heard from since April 27.

Andrade Ramirez wouldn’t confirm whether the interrogated individuals serve as potential witnesses or suspects. Some were confirmed as directly linked to the case. Furthermore, the evidence from the abandoned tents reportedly connects to the missing surfers.

The trio was last believed to be surfing and camping along the Baja coast near Ensenada before missing their planned accommodation. Baja California, despite being a tourist attraction, faces a significant problem involving cartel violence.

Andrade Ramirez confirmed that all investigation angles remain open, with no confirmation about the victims’ conditions, given the active drug cartels in the region. Seeking public assistance, Debra Robinson, the missing Australians’ mother, confirmed that her son, Callum, has diabetes and appealed for help on a local community Facebook page.

The U.S. State Department acknowledged being mindful of the missing U.S. citizen reports in Baja but shared no additional details. The investigation is being jointly conducted by the FBI, the Australian and U.S. consulates, and Mexican authorities.