BREAKING: 3 US Citizens Found Dead on Mexican Side of Texas Border

Last week it was reported that three young 20-something-year-old American citizens had disappeared after going into Mexico to visit a relative. Now the bodies of all three have been found near the Texas border, shot execution style and their bodies set ablaze.

26-year-old Erica Alvarado, 22-year-old Alex Alvarado and 21-year-old Jose Angel Alvarado, along with a Mexican citizen named Jose Guadalupe Castañeda, were all found dead on Saturday.

The Alvarado’s had gone to the rural town of Control, Tamaulipas to visit their father.

The local police are suspected of being part of the drug gangs there and may have had a hand in the killings. But authorities also suspect that Castañeda was one reason for the murders because he was a known drug gang member.

On Wednesday morning, Mexican authorities found four bodies in a rural road near Los Cuervos community near Matamoros. According to investigators the bodies had been shot execution style and been torched before getting dumped.

While Mexican media reported on Thursday morning that the bodies were those of the three missing Alvarado siblings and were quick to blame Matamoros police, it wasn’t until Thursday afternoon that Raquel Alvarado got confirmation that the bodies were those of her missing children.

The fourth body was identified as that of Jose Guadalupe Castañeda who the mother identified as Erica’s boyfriend who lived in Control. A law enforcement official who spoke with Breitbart Texas confirmed that Castaneda was a local crime boss that went by the name El Negro and was involved in the trade of stole fuel for the Gulf Cartel in the area. While the case is still in its early stages, authorities are looking at Castaneda’s suspected criminal ties to see if they played a role in their murder.

It’s all about the drugs.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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