Photo: San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is believed to be home to one of the largest collections of ex-Pat American citizens in Mexico.
On Jan. 19, the first murder was uncovered when an 85-year-old man was found dead in his home, a plastic bag over his head and at least 15 stab wounds to various parts of his body. Peter C. Mudge was a retired interior designer and director of the Biblioteca House and Gardens tours.
Neighbors describe Peter as a friendly man who would teach anyone interested English in his home.
Four days later, on January 23, the body of a young man is reported to have been found on the side of a road riddled with multiple gunshots wounds caused, most likely, from a .45 caliber firearm. The only name released to date for the deceased is “Andrew,” and the man is believed to be between the ages of 29 and 31.
It is not known if this murder is in anyway tied to the drug cartels.
On February 6, On Feb. 6, 80-year-old Joseph Henry Feuerborn, an ex-Marine who had lived in San Miguel de Allende for 20 years, was found dead in his home. He is believed to have been beaten to death.
His Stepson, Gordon McCall said,” “It was a burglary, he was robbed and murdered,”
The culturally rich city of San Miguel de Allende has a population of 8000 comprised with residents from 35 different nationalities, with Americans making up the majority.
“The U.S. Embassy has and will continue to provide appropriate consular assistance to the families of the deceased,” said the official.