Two Australian surfers missing since November 20 were traveling through Mexico when they were last heard from. The two men, both 33 and living in Edmonton, Canada, had taken the van and driven to Mexico on a surfing trip.
According to the MSN News on November 30, their families have “deep fears” that something has happened to the men. Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were driving a van that fits the description of a van found by the Mexican authorities that was burned and inside they discovered two badly burned bodies.
Update: Mexican authorities have made a positive identification of the van by the vehicle identification numbers. They report that the two bodies inside the van are too charred to make an identification, reports ABC News today.
The families and girlfriends of Lucas and Coleman are headed to Mexico to help in the identification process. The families will help via DNA testing. The men’s loved ones became worried after Dean and Adam departed Topolobampa on the 20th of the month and never showed up in Guadalajara on their scheduled date.
According to CNN News today, Lucas and Coleman had been missing for more than a week when the van was discovered in the state of Sinaloa. This is an area known as the home of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
The families stressed earlier today that they are still waiting on confirmation, but they still “hold deep fears for the safety of their sons,” reports MSN. The family is receiving consular assistance from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, which was confirmed by this department.
Lucas’ girlfriend, Josie Cox had just learned that Lucas was going to propose to her. She wrote on Facebook about her concerns for both the men. Cox told the media, “I definitely don’t doubt that there’s something that’s happened, something that we should be worried about.”