Callum and Jake Robinson: Parents set to visit area where Perth brothers last surfed before disappearance

Lauren Price
The Nightly
3 Min Read
The Robinson family.
The Robinson family. Credit: Instagram/Instagram

The parents of Callum and Jake Robinson are due to visit the site where the brothers and their US friend last surfed before they vanished, following the heart-wrenching task of having to formally identify their sons’ bodies.

Following a mercy dash to Mexico to be closer to the investigation into their sons’ disappearance and formally identifying their bodies, Perth parents Martin and Debra Robinson will visit the area where their boys had been enjoying their holiday in the lead-up to their vanishing.

It is understood they will visit San Miguel Beach to see the last place their sons went for a surf together before they were murdered during their camping trip, according to news reports.

Sign up to The Nightly's newsletters.

Get the first look at the digital newspaper, curated daily stories and breaking headlines delivered to your inbox.

Email Us
By continuing you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Local Ensanda surfers have also gathered at the beach to pay their respects to the trio.

The brothers and their friend Jack Carter Rhoad went missing in the Baja California region, near Ensenada, while on a surfing and camping trip.

The trio had been travelling Mexico when they failed to check in to accommodation in the city of Rosarita on the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on April 28.

Their bodies were later recovered after they were discovered down a 15m-deep well in the La Bocana, Santo Tomas district in Baja California on Friday.

A fourth body was also found in the well, which is believed to a property owner who went missing several weeks ago.

Mexican authorities on Monday confirmed that Mr and Mrs Robinson’s formally identified the bodies of their sons, who are believed to have been murdered by thieves trying to steal their ute for its tyres.

Two of the suspects.
Two of the suspects. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

Baja California Attorney-General Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez told a media conference that investigators believe the three men were killed when they resisted the robbery.

According to the Baja California Forensic Medical Service, all three died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Mr and Mrs Robinson arrived in Mexico on Sunday and were photographed leaving the Baja California Forensic Medical Service’s morgue in Ensenada with local authorities.

“The confirmation comes after the victims’ families were able to identify them, without the need for genetic testing,” it said.

A burnt-out pickup truck, which belonged to the men, was also located in the Santo Tomas area — reportedly with a firearm inside it.

Mexican media outlet Zeta Tijuana reported Jesus Gerardo Garica Cota, also known as El Kekas, his 23-year-old partner Ari Gisel Garcia Cota and Kekas’ brother Cristian Alejandro Garcia were charged after Mexican authorities found the four bodies at a ranch in northern Mexico.

Jesus Gerardo Garcia faces a “forced disappearance” charge.

The female suspect.
The female suspect. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

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

Prosecutors believe the charged trio were familiar with the area in which the bodies were found and that more people may have been involved in the carjacking.

Baja Californian locals also took to the streets to march and demand improved security in the area, local news outlet En Contraste reported.

Some held surfboards with messages, including “Australia, we are with you” and “They only wanted to surf and they executed them”.

Latest Edition

The front page of The Nightly for 17-05-2024

Latest Edition

Edition Edition 17 May 202417 May 2024

Shadowy South American crime figure at centre of alleged gambling scandal that’s rocked Aussie sport.