A qualified medical school from Arkansas that went missing in Mexico last Saturday is safe and has returned to the US
Jesse Pacheco, 29, graduated from the medical school of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara last weekend and would return home this week.
However, he disappeared after leaving a nightclub in the Providencia district after midnight last Saturday.
Arkansas man Jesse Pacheco, 29, (photo), has been found safe and has returned to the US after being missing in a nightclub in Guadalajara on the night of June 15
Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, another medical student who was with him, was found dead in a nearby street and was shot with an AK-47-style rifle, according to news reports.
The Mexican authorities feared that Pacheco might have been abducted before she was located.
Enrique Alfaro, the state of the governor of Jalisco, said Friday in Spanish that Pacheco was found safe and returned to the United States.
He tweeted: & # 39; It is also important to say that Jessy Pacheco, the American student who reported missing, is safe.
& # 39; He left for the city of Dallas a few hours ago, accompanied by his mother. & # 39;
Pacheco & # 39; s brother, Carlos Robles Franco, told it Democratic Gazette of Arkansas: & # 39; Yes, sir! Glory to God. He lives. & # 39;
Witnesses said a group driving a red car had attacked Delgadillo, shot it and then drove away, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Authorities discovered a black cell phone, a tennis shoe, two cigarette butts and five cases, according to local news reports.
Pacheco & # 39; s friend, medical student Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, (left), was found dead in a street near a nightclub where they had celebrated and was shot with an AK-47-style rifle
Jesse Pacheco, 29, from Fort Smith, has wanted to be a doctor for many years
The police in Mexico said there was no known motive for the attack on the friends, both of whom are American citizens.
There have been no arrests in the death of Romero or the alleged abduction of Pacheco.
But the investigators interviewed at least nine witnesses and gathered the names of more than 100 people working in the area, said Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez, the prosecutor of Jalisco.
Witnesses said that a group driving a red car had attacked Delgadillo, (photo), shot him and then drove off
Romero & # 39; was taken by a group that defeated him and shot him with a gun, killing him, & # 39; Gomez reports NBC News.
& # 39; Local businesses have evacuated all their customers and are closed to avoid getting involved in this incident. & # 39;
Employees at a nearby convenience reportedly told police that Delgadillo had bought cigarettes shortly before his death.
While he waited for an Uber to arrive in the short term, the passengers in a red car shot him and then fled the scene, witnesses said.
During the week, Pacheco's brother said the family remained hopeful and prayed that he was safe.
He claimed: & # 39; We did not give up hope to find him alive, and we ask God for mercy and a miracle. We miss him so much. & # 39;
Romero also studied with Pacheco at the medical faculty of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. NBC reported that his aunt identified his body after it was sent home.
The US Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Romero's death and added: & # 39; out of respect for family privacy, we have no further comments at this time. & # 39;
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