4 Americans Strangled, Stabbed in Tijuana

Murdered California residents told friends they were going clubbing in Mexico
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 4:59 AM CDT
4 Americans Strangled, Stabbed in Tijuana
Police in Tijuana have found the bodies of four murdered US citizens who had crossed the border from California to visit town nightclubs.    (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

(Newser) – The bound, beaten, strangled, and stabbed bodies of four young Americans have been found in a van in Tijuana, AP reports. The the two men and two women left their homes in the San Diego and Chula Vista areas last week to visit Mexican nightclubs.

"How often do you have a quadruple murder? If that happened here, there would be an outrage,” a Chula Vista police official told the San Diego-Union-Tribune. "I don't think kids should be going to Tijuana right now. They ran into the wrong people, obviously.”   (Read more Tijuana stories.)

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