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Bodies found in overturned car believed those of missing Mexican-American family

Monterrey, Nuevo León — Three people found in an overturned car in a pit of water are believed to be a missing Mexican-American family. On Monday, highway workers located the vehicle along a section of Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway. The car was located completely submerged in a construction pit that had filled with rainwater.

Since the car was on its roof, workers spotted the tires through the murky water. State officials arrived to find three bodies inside the vehicle. The pit was drained and the car pulled out from the bottom of the pit.

The Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office has since reported that three bodies were found inside the vehicle in a state of decomposition. They are believed to be members of a Mexican-American family that were living in Mexico.

The family, with origins from Texas, were reported missing in the summer of 2021. The Office said the vehicle found coincides with the car that was reported missing in June 2021, along with 39-year-old Gladys Cristina Pérez Sánchez and her children, 16-year-old Juan Carlos and 6-year-old Michele Cristina.

The Office says they are still waiting for the results of genetic analysis to fully confirm the identity of the victims.