Two tourists, a man and a woman, were shot dead and a teenager was wounded in the municipality of Petatlán, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The bodies were found near the facilities of the Technological University of the Costa Grande.
The crime was reported on Thursday, July 18, when agents of the State Police, were intercepted by a man, who said he was assaulted, his vehicle stolen, and two people were killed.
Upon arriving at the scene, the state police officers found two people dead, a man and a woman lying on their backs, both with gunshots to the head.
The victims were identified as Janet “N”, 43 years old and Paul Nissen, 48 years old. Nissen, originally from the United States of America, was a permanent resident living in Puebla, they were parents of a 12-year-old boy, who was left behind. injured and with nervous breakdown.
Staff of the Mexican Red Cross arrived on site and took the child to a hospital in Petatlán for a medical evaluation.
On Friday, July 19, the governor of Guerrero, Hector Astudillo Flores declared that the murder of this couple in Petatlán is reprehensible from any point of view and said it is a priority issue for the local authorities, that is currently under investigation.
Astudillo stated that the crime committed on Thursday was a topic of discussion during the session of the State Peace Building Committee and that there is an ongoing investigation to find those responsible of this terrible crime.
However, today Monday July 22nd, no one has been arrested in relation to this double murder.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom