Fox 5 San Diego reported on October 2 that a local employee of the US Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico reported missing on September 30 was found dead in a field southeast of the city. The employee identified as Edgar Flores Santos worked on animal and plant inspection for the Department of Agriculture’s APHIS office in Tijuana.
The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau tweeted that US Mission Mexico is mourning the loss of Flores Santos and that the mission is grateful for his service. He also tweeted that post offers its sincere condolences to his loved ones and will work with law enforcement until he and his family receive justice.
Fox 5 San Diego also published a statement issued by US Consulate Tijuana:
“The community of the U.S. Consulate of the United States in Tijuana deeply laments reports of the death of one of our local employees, a member of the Agricultural Department involved in the sanitary inspections of plants and animals with the office in Tijuana,” read the statement. “We are awaiting official confirmation, and we’ll continue working with local authorities investigating the case, out of respect for the family we will have no further comment.”
Tijuana police discovered the body of a missing U.S. Consulate employee in a field near an area known as Rancho las Uvas southeast of the city. https://t.co/c3Ue9Ywhm6
— KLST TV (@klstnews) October 3, 2020
2/2 El trabajo de Edgar Flores Santos avanzó la seguridad alimentaria en 🇲🇽 y 🇺🇸, y estamos agradecidos por su servicio. Ofrecemos nuestras más sinceras condolencias a sus seres queridos y trabajaremos con las fuerzas del orden hasta que él y su familia reciban justicia. 🙏
— Embajador Christopher Landau (@USAmbMex) October 3, 2020