Baja California Mexico: Missing San Diego couple found

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Border Report

Mexican press notes; During the search in south Ensenada a
water well was located at approximately 4 kilometers west of the km. 24 + 900
of the San Quintín-Punta Prieta section of the Transpeninsular Highway.  Although the well was covered with overgrown
vegetation, an arm was protruding and visable at its bottom.  The truck of the couple was located in Ensenada.

Two bodies discovered in Northern Baja California a few days
ago have been identified as a missing San Diego couple.
According to a statement issued by the Baja California state
prosecutor’s office, investigators looking for the missing couple were searching
a rural area south of Ensenada when they spotted human remains at the bottom of
a well.
No information regarding the cause of death or motive was
provided. The case remains under investigation.
According to family members, the retired couple — Ian Hirschsohn,
78, of Solana Beach, and Kathy Harvey, 73, of Tierrasanta — had been staying in
a small coastal community about three hours south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Earlier in the week, Mexican police found the couple’s blue
Toyota Land Cruiser in the port city of Ensenada north of where the couple was
staying.
Relatives said there is an active law enforcement
investigation into the deaths of their loved ones and that foul play is
suspected.
Robert Harvey said his mother had texted him on Aug. 28,
saying they were planning on exploring a gold mine or possibly visiting a
beach. The couple was planning on returning to San Diego on Aug. 31, but family
members reportedly lost contact with them.
Two couple’s bodies were discovered Friday, and the remains
were identified by a medical examiner in Mexico.
Kathy Harvey worked for three decades as a physical therapist
in Chula Vista, California, before her retirement, her son said.
“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of
friends,” Robert said. “She loved walking and traveling. She had a huge bucket
list of where she wanted to go.”
Hirschsohn’s family said he had leased a house in Baja for the
past 35 years.
FBI, Mexico investigating disappearance of California
firefighter south of the border
Meantime, a Los Angeles firefighter, Frank Aguilar, was
reported missing last month while he visited his condo in a community called
San Antonio del Mar, a coastal town south of Tijuana, and less than 30 minutes
from the U.S.-Mexico border. He remains missing.
The FBI is investigating his disappearance. Last week Mexican
officials said it appears Aguilar was the victim of a “violent kidnapping.”
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