The corpses of a missing retired couple have been discovered at the bottom of a deep well
Bodies of missing retired couple found at the bottom of a well: The remains of Ian Hirschshohn, 78, and Kathy Harvey, 73, both of San Diego, were discovered in a remote area of Ensenada. In Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
Earlier, the retired couple had gone on a week-long trip to a holiday home near El Socorrito last month. But alarm bells were raised by their neighbors and children as they never returned home.
The pair were last heard from by Ms Harvey’s son Robert on August 28. Who received an SMS message from his mom telling him they were planning to visit the beach and a gold mine.
That was three days before they were set to return back to their San Diego abode.
Mr Harvey said their abandoned dark blue Toyota Land Cruiser was found three hours north of El Socorrito. Just days before their bodies were discovered in a nearby well.
Police officials have confirmed the remains belonged to the former aerospace engineer and his partner.
Mr Harvey told CBS News the couple were very much ingrained in the ex-pat community in their Mexican town.
“She was really enjoying retirement, loved walking and traveling. She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go,” he said.
Ava Setzer, Mr Hirschsohn’s daughter, had posted a frantic message to Facebook earlier this month. Prior to the bodies being found. Urging people for “any information”.
She described her dad as a “seasoned veteran of Baja travel” after buying his second home there in 1985.
Mr Hirschsohn’s son-in-law Chip Setzer had tweeted the US Embassy in Mexico asking for help after he had initially gone missing.
Later he tweeted: “It’s being reported that my father in law Ian and his girlfriend Kathy have been located.
“This didn’t end well. I’ll make a new posting about my thoughts but I’ll leave this for everyone. Hug your loved ones today, you just never know.”
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