Identities revealed of three charged over disappearance of Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson in Mexico

Dylan Caporn
The Nightly
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Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico.
Pictured is Callum Robinson (left) with brother Jake (right)
Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico. Pictured is Callum Robinson (left) with brother Jake (right) Credit: Instagram/Instagram

The identities of three suspects charged over the disappearance of Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson in Mexico have been revealed.

Mexican media outlet Zeta Tijuana reported Jesús Gerardo Garica Cota, also known as El Kekas, his partner Ari Gisel García Cota and Kekas’ brother Cristian Alejandro García were charged after Mexican authorities found four bodies at a ranch in northern Mexico.

It is understood all three were in possession of methamphetamines and other illegal drugs when they were arrested.

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When the trio was arrested during police operations on Wednesday, Garcia Cora, 23, was found with one of the missing men’s phones.

While the bodies have not been identified as being of Callum and Jake Robinson and friend American Jack Carter Rhoad, reports from TV network Milenio suggest there was a “high likelihood” they were the three tourists due to matching hair and clothes.

“It is presumed (the bodies) are the ones being investigated,” a state prosecutors’ office employee told Milenio.

Ari Gisel García Cota, 23, is one of three suspects arrested. She is reportedly the partner of Jesús Gerardo Garcia Cota, who was also arrested.
Ari Gisel García Cota, 23, is one of three suspects arrested. She is reportedly the partner of Jesús Gerardo Garcia Cota, who was also arrested. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

The Robinson brothers, originally from Perth, were last seen on April 27 in the Mexican province of Baja California.

The three men have been missing since Saturday, April 27, after they didn’t arrive at their accommodation in Rosarito.

Callum, 33, a talented lacrosse player, had been living in San Diego.

His brother Jake, 30, a doctor, had just travelled overseas to visit him for a surfing trip.

Their parents, Debra and Martin Robinson, have travelled to Mexico to be closer to the investigation.

Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico.
Pictured is Jake Robinson (right) and brother Callum (2nd from left)
Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico. Pictured is Jake Robinson (right) and brother Callum (2nd from left) Credit: Instagram/Instagram

In a statement on Friday, they spoke proudly of their highly successful sons, who were meant to be on “a trip of a lifetime” when communication from them abruptly stopped.

They talked of how the elder brother Callum had made the decision to “follow his dream” by moving to the US to play lacrosse — a sport he had since gone on to represent Australia in.

And how doctor Jake had left Australia just two weeks ago to join his brother, before he was due to take up a new role at University Hospital Geelong in Victoria. The pair had attended US music festival Coachella before they drove across the border to Mexico to surf for a few days.

The distraught parents also thanked well-wishers for their support and the various authorities involved with the investigation.

“We thank everyone, especially the police, DFAT, Australian embassy staff and other authorities, for continuing the search to find the answers we desperately seek,” they said.

The siblings’ disappearance triggered a multi-state response from Mexican authorities, the Australian and US embassies, Australian Federal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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