Two Australian surfers were reported missing on November 21 at the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. They had booked a room at a hotel there, but they never arrived.
Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were traveling in a Chevy van along the Pacific Coast of Mexico looking for remote surfing sites. They were on their way to Guadalajara, where they had “solid plans and reservations”, before disappearing.
Their vehicle was found totaly destroyed and burned, with two unidentified bodies inside near the town of Navolato, Sinaloa.
The surfers left the coastal town of Topolobampo on Friday November 20, heading to Guadalajara, according to a statement from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. “Families and couples of the Australian citizens are aware that the van they were traveling was found by Mexican authorities and that a tragic event has occurred.”
The document adds that the surfer’s relatives are still awaiting for details of the finding, and confirmation of the identity of the two bodies found inside the vehicle.
The surfers were on a quest for waves in remote communities, and presumably camped out somewhere between Topolobampo and Guadalajara on the night of November 21.
Relatives of Dean and Adam are expected to come to Mexico to gather more information about the disappearance of two young men.
The calcinated human remains found within the van are yet to be formally identified.