A suspect has finally been arrested in connection to the tragic deaths of U.S couple, Ian Hirschsohn and Kathy Harvey, after they were discovered at the bottom of a well in Mexico last year.
Here's what we lnow...
It has been a turbulent few months for the family of Ian Hirschsohn and Kathy Harvey, the couple who were found dead at the bottom well in Mexico in September 2020...
And the police have struggled to grasp any leads onto who was responsible for this horrific crime.
But now, in the most recent development...
A suspect has finally been arrested for the involvement behind these brutal murders.
Here's what we know...
Now, Ian Hirschsohn, seventy-eight, and Kathy Harvey, seventy-three, were from San Diego in California...
And in the summer of 2020, they had been staying at their second home that is located near El Socorrito in the western Mexican state of Baja California.
The couple was regulars in Mexico...
And Robert Harvey, Kathy's son, spoke of how his mom and Ian loved Mexico and how the couple were part of a vibrant ex-pat community there.
Speaking to CBS, he said:
"She was really enjoying retirement. She loved walking and traveling. She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.''
Ian and Kathy were last contacted on August 28th, 2020.
via: FacebookRobert said on that day, Kathy texted him to say the pair were planning to visit a gold mine or the beach... and that's the last thing he ever heard from his mom.
Ian and Kathy were scheduled to return to their San Diego home 3 days later...
But of course, their family was soon made aware of their disappearance when there was no contact.
Ian's daughter, Ava Setzer, posted a desperate message on Facebook on September 2nd.
The family were desperately keeping their hopes up...
But the worst possible thing was soon confirmed.
A few days after they were reported missing, on September 5th...
2 bodies were discovered inside of a well in northern Mexico, according to officials.
The Baja California state prosecutor's office announced shortly afterward that the remains of Ian and Kathy were recovered from the bottom of the well.
Their family was informed and after their story was released to the press, messages of condolence began flooding in for the unfortunate couple.
Baja California head prosecutor Hiram Sanchez believed the couple were killed during a robbery...
And the people responsible used the sixty-foot deep well to dispose of their bodies.
Sanchez said a witness led local authorities to the well and the suspect, who was not identified, was taken into custody.
And now, 5 months on from the couple's tragic deaths, a suspect has finally been arrested.
Police in Mexico have arrested Emmanuel N (identified by first name and initial, as is customary in Mexico) and he is being accused of murdering Ian and Kathy.
According to Ian's daughter, Ava, her dad actually knew the suspect...
Because he was one of the members of a family that owned the ranch where Ian and Kathy's vacation home was located.
"We believe they were stabbed in their sleep in the middle of the night," she told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
She said that her father's killer removed all of the bedding with the bodies then dumped it all in the "well in the middle of nowhere."
And she also said that her father's lack of security cameras might have made him a target, though she doesn't know why anyone would kill him.
"He had no money and a 1996 Land Cruiser… Why would someone kill this old man?" she told the newspaper.
The suspect is yet to be charged...
So make sure to stay posted for upcoming developments on this story.
Rest in Peace, Ian and Kathy.
Our deepest condolences go out to their family during this difficult time.