TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The bodies of four U.S. citizens found strangled in a van in Tijuana, Mexico have beem identified as Chula Vista and San Diego residents.
Mexican authorities said Thursday the victims had been tied up, beaten and stabbed.
Fermin Gomez, an assistant state prosecutor in Baja California, says the the bodies of Brianna Hernandez Aguilera, Carmen Jimenez Ramos Chavez, Oscar Jorge Garcia Cota, and Luis Antonio Games were discovered early Saturday inside a van parked in a residential neighborhood.
Two of the male victims lived in the San Diego area, the two women lived in Chula Vista, Calif. They ranged in age from 19 to 23 years old.
Gomez says one of the victims tested positive for cocaine. He says one of the victims' relatives told authorities they knew alleged drug traffickers.
Bernard Gonzales, a spokesman for the Chula Vista Police Department, says a friend told the women's parents they were headed to nightclubs in Tijuana on Thursday night.
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