Ohio Man and Fiancée Murdered in Mexico – State Department Issues Travel Advisory For Zacatecas, “Do Not Travel Due to Crime and Kidnapping”
A Cincinnati architect and his fiancée were murdered in Zacatecas, Mexico last week.
Jose Gutierrez and his fiancée Daniela Pichardo went missing last week.
Authorities found four dead bodies buried next to a vehicle with bullet holes and flat tires.
A DNA test confirmed Jose Gutierrez, his fiancée Daniela Pichardo and Pichardo’s sister and cousin were the four people found dead.
The State Department issued a travel advisory for Zacatecas state.
“Do not travel due to crime and kidnappings,” the advisory states. “Violent crime, extortion, and gang activity are widespread in Zacatecas state. U.S. citizens and LPRs have been victims of kidnapping.”
Fox 5 New York reported:
A DNA match has confirmed that Cincinnati architect Jose Gutiérrez is one of four people found buried next to a bullet-riddled vehicle in Zacatecas, Mexico, last week, according to his family and local reports.
Gutiérrez’s parents, who live in Mexico, told FOX 19 Cincinnati that DNA results confirming their son’s identity were returned with 99% accuracy.
His sister, Grissi Gutiérrez, confirmed to Fox News Digital that their parents went to pick up his remains on Tuesday.
Gutierrez, 36, was last seen at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Dec. 22, 2022, while traveling to visit his fiancée in Mexico.
Mexican authorities discovered Gutierrez — along with his fiancée, Daniela Pichardo, and Pichardo’s sister and cousin — dead and buried next to a car with multiple bullet holes and flat tires.