A road trip to Mexico for cosmetic surgery ended with two Americans dead and two others found alive.
According to APN News, the two deceased Americans were found in a rural area near the Gulf coast, after a violent shootout and abduction that was captured on video.
Officials said Tuesday, the surviving Americans were back on U.S. soil after being sped to the border near Brownsville, the southernmost tip of Texas, in a convoy of ambulances and SUVs escorted by Mexican military Humvees and National Guard trucks with mounted .50-caliber machine guns.
A relative of one of the victims said Monday that the four had traveled together from the Carolinas so one of them could get a tummy tuck from a doctor in the Mexican border city of Matamoros.
The kidnapping took place on Friday.
Irving Barrios, Tamaulipas state’s top prosecutor, confirmed the two Americans were turned over to U.S. authorities at the international bridge to Brownsville, Texas.
They were then taken to Valley Regional Medical Center with an FBI escort.