Shaeed Woodard – 33-Year-Old Lake City Native Is Kidnapped And Missing In Mexico: The FBI, government partners, and local law enforcement identified the four Americans kidnapped in Mexico on Friday, including Shaed Woodard.
The four Americans are Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams. McGee, her cousin Woodard, and their pals Brown and Williams were victims in Matamoros, according to her mother.
Williams’ North Carolina driver’s license was also discovered, according to sources familiar with the Mexican probe.
Barbara Burgess, McGee’s mother, told ABC News that despite her advice, her daughter went to Mexico from South Carolina for cosmetic surgery.
How Is Shaeed Woodard Kidnapped?
The four Americans who were attacked and abducted by armed men in Mexico on Friday had crossed the border for cosmetic surgery, according to family members.
Relatives have referred to Latavia “Tay” McGee, Zindell Brown, Shaeed Woodard, and Eric James Williams as the fatalities.
Zalandria Brown, Zindell Brown’s sister, told the Associated Press that her brother had been traveling with one of the other victims while she endured abdominal surgery in Mexico.
Despite her advice not to go, she claimed that McGee had persuaded her that she would be fine.
The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the Americans and the arrest of their captors.
What Happened On That Day?
According to Burgess, McGee phoned on Friday, the scheduled appointment day, to say she was 15 minutes away from the doctor’s office.
Burgess claims she called McGee later that day but received no answer. “Her phone just went to the message,” she explained.
On Friday morning, an FBI agent asked Burgess if she knew the driver, Williams, who has been named.
She informed the FBI agent that Williams was the companion her daughter and nephew had traveled to Mexico with.
How Is The Case Of This Missing Going On?
According to López Obrador, “the complete” Mexican government was involved in the project.
President Joe Biden is “informed and has been notified” about the four missing Americans, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday.
According to the White House, the State Department, Homeland Security, and Mexican officials are working together on the problem.
In an on-camera press briefing on Monday, State Department spokesman Ned Price stated that the department is “closely following” the situation but had little else to say.
Several US law enforcement officers are collaborating with Mexican authorities at all levels of government “to ensure the safe return” of the four American hostages, according to a statement issued by US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar.