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A Minnesota couple visiting family in Mexico were killed by a gang on motorbikes earlier this month.

Miguel Angel Abrego Hurtado, 49, and his wife, Leticia Carrillo Arellano, 49, were killed while driving their truck in Puerto Escondido on April 7. 

Friends and family are shocked and grieving the tragic loss of the couple, who they describe as ‘kind’ and ‘hardworking’ people, who were ‘the glue’ to their lose-knit family. 

The couple, who are from Coon Rapids, Minnesota traveled to Puerto Escondido in early April to visit family. Friends said they were also in the middle of building their dream home.

Atif Suleman, a family friend said: ‘They’ve been building this place in Mexico, and putting all of their earnings into building that house,’ Kare11 News reported.  

Friends and family described Leticia Carrillo, 48, and Miguel Abrego, 49, as a couple who radiated love, light and joy. Friends and family members said they were 'the true definition of  'Till Death Do Us Part.' Their children will now need financial assistance to cover transportation of their bodies from Puerto Escondido to their hometown, funeral arrangements, attorney fees, counseling, and everyday living expenses for them to thrive

Friends and family described Leticia Carrillo, 48, and Miguel Abrego, 49, as a couple who radiated love, light and joy. Friends and family members said they were 'the true definition of  'Till Death Do Us Part.' Their children will now need financial assistance to cover transportation of their bodies from Puerto Escondido to their hometown, funeral arrangements, attorney fees, counseling, and everyday living expenses for them to thrive

Friends and family described Leticia Carrillo, 48, and Miguel Abrego, 49, as a couple who radiated love, light and joy. Friends and family members said they were ‘the true definition of  ‘Till Death Do Us Part.’ Their children will now need financial assistance to cover transportation of their bodies from Puerto Escondido to their hometown, funeral arrangements, attorney fees, counseling, and everyday living expenses for them to thrive

A video posted to social media appears to show Miguel Angel Abrego Hurtado, slumped over the steering wheel of his truck following the shooting

A video posted to social media appears to show Miguel Angel Abrego Hurtado, slumped over the steering wheel of his truck following the shooting

A video posted to social media appears to show Miguel Angel Abrego Hurtado, slumped over the steering wheel of his truck following the shooting

The Mexican news outlet, The Oaxaca Post reported the couple were driving in their truck, a black double cabin truck, that had Minnesota license plates, along federal highway 200 Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido on April 7.

Before reaching Zicatela beach, a group of unknown individuals traveling on a motorcycles caught up with the truck and shot them several times before fleeing. 

Expresa Oaxaca posted a video on Twitter that shows what appears to be an image of Miguel deceased slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle.

On Friday, the State Attorney General’s Office from Oaxaca, told the news outlet the group of armed individuals attacked and executed a man and a woman on the coastal highway.

Family members have been told that Mexican police are investigating, but some have expressed anger that they are not getting the answers and the information they need, from the authorities. 

The couple’s niece, Yazmin Carrillo said: ‘We don’t have that peace of mind.’

The couple leave behind two children: Miguel, 21, a college student, and an 18-year-old daughter, Diana, who is set to graduate high school in May.  

Maya Khakural, a close friend of the couple, said: ‘They were loving people, loving parents and one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever met,’ WCCO reported.

Captain John Stahnke of the Coon Rapids Police Department told the DailyMail.com that his department, and the Anoka County Sheriff’s office, which investigate all deaths in Anoka County, do not have jurisdiction to investigate the matter since it occurred in Mexico. 

A photo of the family together in happier times (left to right) daughter Diana, 18, a senior at Coon Rapids High School; mother Leticia, 48; son Miguel, 21, a college student, and father Miguel, 49. The couple traveled to Mexico in early April to visit family. Friends and family members said they were in the midst of building their dream home before the murder

A photo of the family together in happier times (left to right) daughter Diana, 18, a senior at Coon Rapids High School; mother Leticia, 48; son Miguel, 21, a college student, and father Miguel, 49. The couple traveled to Mexico in early April to visit family. Friends and family members said they were in the midst of building their dream home before the murder

A photo of the family together in happier times (left to right) daughter Diana, 18, a senior at Coon Rapids High School; mother Leticia, 48; son Miguel, 21, a college student, and father Miguel, 49. The couple traveled to Mexico in early April to visit family. Friends and family members said they were in the midst of building their dream home before the murder

A man is seen slumped over in the truck the couple were driving in when they were targeted

A man is seen slumped over in the truck the couple were driving in when they were targeted

A man is seen slumped over in the truck the couple were driving in when they were targeted

‘Much like the rest of our community, the Coon Rapids Police Department is deeply saddened by this incident,’ Stahnke said. ‘We encourage people to focus on helping the couple’s children that are left behind and forced to navigate the future without their loving parents.’ 

Friends and family members said they were ‘the true definition of Till Death Do Us Part.’  Their children will now need financial assistance to cover transportation of their bodies from Puerto Escondido to their hometown, funeral arrangements, attorney fees, counseling, and everyday living expenses for them to thrive. 

A GoFundMe has been created to help their family get through the unimaginable tragedy.

‘For reasons beyond our understanding, someone’s senseless act ripped Miguel and Leticia away from this world,’ Diana Carrillo, and organizer of the fundraiser, wrote.

Carrillo added:  ‘It is not enough to say we are shocked and hurt, we are utterly devastated.’ 

As of Monday afternoon nearly $32,000 has been raised towards their goal of $75,000.

Source: Daily Mail

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