A Talk Radio Listener Comments On The Murder Of An American In Mexico
May 06, 2018, 12:24 AM
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Amherst College student was murdered in Mexico, family says,

By Laura Crimaldi and Aimee Ortiz, Boston Globe, May 05, 2018

AMHERST — The family of an Amherst College senior who was found dead in March in Mexico City said Friday that he was murdered, their first public comments on an investigation that has been kept largely under wraps by authorities.

Andrew Dorogi, 21, who grew up in Ohio and was scheduled to graduate from Amherst later this month, was killed while returning from a vacation with several friends to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, a family spokeswoman told the Globe.

The spokeswoman said the family would have no further comment, citing the ongoing investigation into Dorogi’s mysterious death.

Mexican authorities have provided few details since Dorogi’s body was found March 16. The US State Department has referred questions about the investigation to Mexican officials, and the Dorogi family had not previously spoken publicly about how he died.

Cabo San Lucas, at the southern end of Baja California, is quite safe by current Mexican standards. Unfortunately, he connected through Mexico City, which isn't. He apparently was traveling alone and probably did not speak Spanish, which made him extremely susceptible to attack. He would have been spotted immediately at the airport, followed, and robbed at the first opportunity. The Mexicans' failure to investigate suggests that the police may have been involved. They have a history of robbing tourists, and their business must be slow due to the collapse of tourism to Mexico.

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