Five friends set out from South Carolina to Mexico. Latavia “Tay” McGee, a mom of 6, wanted a tummy tuck.
The surgical procedure to remove abdominal fat was scheduled with a doctor in Matamoros, just across the US/Mexico border. One of the friends stayed behind in a Brownsville, Texas hotel room. The woman didn’t have the proper documentation to cross the border.
The four Americans traveled to Matamoros from Brownsville in a rented white minivan. Shortly after they crossed the border, the minivan was fired at. Reportedly, rival drug cartels mistook the friends for Haitian drug smugglers.
Two of the friends died in the attack. The other two were held captive for days in a remote region of the Gulf coast.
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[Feature Photo: A member of the Mexican security forces stands next to a white minivan with North Carolina plates and several bullet holes, at the crime scene where gunmen kidnapped four U.S. citizens who crossed into Mexico from Texas, Friday, March 3, 2023. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the four Americans were going to buy medicine and were caught in the crossfire between two armed groups after they had entered Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. (AP Photo)]