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Timeline of the Americans kidnapped in Mexico, cartels ‘apology’ | USA TODAY

Zindell Brown, Eric Williams, Shaeed Woodard and Latavia McGee traveled to Mexico for a medical procedure but were violently kidnapped by a cartel.

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A Mexican drug cartel claiming its members were behind the brazen kidnapping of four Americans last week handed over five of the members and left a note of apology, Mexican media outlets and The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Photos circulating on social media show five men on the pavement with their hands tied – four of them shirtless – in front of a pickup truck, which has a handwritten letter of apology on the windshield.

The AP reported obtaining a copy of the letter from a law enforcement source in Tamaulipas, the Mexican state where the American travelers were attacked. Two of them were killed and another one wounded in a shooting Friday shortly after arriving in the border city of Matamoros for cosmetic surgery.

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