A recognized drug addict is the first suspect within the deaths of a California couple found at the bottom of a well in northern Mexico, prosecutors mentioned.
The unidentified suspect was believed to have entered the holiday dwelling of Ian Hirschsohn, 78, and Kathy Harvey, 73, close to El Socorrito with the intention of robbing them, news station KFMB reported.
The particular person then used the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser to move their our bodies to a distant space of Ensenada, the place their stays had been discovered final week, prosecutors mentioned.
Additional particulars in regards to the method of their deaths haven’t been launched, however foul play is suspected.
Authorities mentioned they’ve recognized a witness to the crime who has helped them with the investigation.
Officers mentioned Tuesday that they’re engaged on securing an arrest warrant within the case.
Hirschsohn and Harvey had been each retirees from San Diego, and had been resulting from return to The Golden State simply three days after they had been final heard from.
Harvey’s son, Robert, mentioned the couple liked Mexico and had been concerned within the ex-pat group there.
“She was actually having fun with retirement,’’ he told the outlet. “She liked strolling and touring. She had an enormous bucket checklist of the place she wished to go.”