New Arrest Made in Baja California Surfer Deaths
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New Arrest Made in Baja California Surfer Deaths

New Arrest Made in Baja California Surfer Deaths

Photos of missing foreign surfers are posted on a beach in Ensenada, Mexico, Sunday, May 5, 2024. Mexican authorities said Friday that three bodies have been found in the Baja California area, near where two Australians and an American went missing last weekend during an alleged camping and surfing trip. (AP Photo/Karen Castaneda)

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Mexican authorities announced Tuesday another arrest in connection with the deaths of three men during an April surfing trip in Baja California.

Brothers Jake and Callum Robinson of Australia and Jack Carter Rhoad of San Diego were camping in Punta San Jose, south of Ensenada, when they were accosted by robbers and shot, Baja California Attorney General Maria Elena Andrade Ramírez said at the time. She said one of the victims refused to give up the tires of his truck.

“One of the attackers pulled out a gun and shot him,” she said. “The other two jumped in to intervene but were also shot.”

The bodies of three surfers were later found in a 50-foot-deep well. A fourth body was also found.

Baja California’s Civil Security Secretary said Tuesday that Angel Jesus “N,” a 31-year-old from Ensenada, was arrested in the town of Santo Tomas.

The arrest came two months after the arrest of Jesus Gerardo “N”, whose nickname was “El Kekas”.

The parents of Jake and Callum spoke publicly at Ocean Beach days after their sons died.

“Our hearts were broken and the world became a darker place for us,” Debra Robinson said.

She described Callum as a “likeable, extraordinary character” who played professional lacrosse and Jake as a “happy, gentle and compassionate soul” who wanted to become a doctor.

The deaths come almost a decade after two Australian surfers were killed in Sinaloa state.