2 Americans kidnapped in Mexico found dead, 2 rescued alive and back in US

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Two of the four Americans kidnapped in Mexico have been found dead, while the other two were rescued alive, officials announced Tuesday. 

The survivors -- Eric James Williams and Latavia "Tay" McGee -- have returned to the U.S., their families said.

The four Americans -- Williams, McGee, Zindell Brown and McGee's cousin Shaeed Woodard -- arrived Friday morning in Matamoros, Mexico, which is in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas just south of Brownsville, Texas. 

"Shortly after crossing into Mexico, unidentified gunmen fired upon the passengers in the vehicle," the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said. The Americans had been traveling in a white minivan.

he Americans were not directly targeted, Attorney General of Tamaulipas, Irving Barrios, said at a news conference. 

It "seems to be that it was a misunderstanding," Barrios said. . . .