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Prosecutors in Mexico say Bakersfield businessman Jose Arredondo was 'beaten to death'

Posted: 7:07 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 14:23:37-04
Jose Arredondo

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — UPDATE: According to prosecutors in Mexico Jose Arredondo was apparently beaten to death in the town of San Jose Del Cabo.

The Baja California Sur State Prosecutors Office says they were called to a condo after someone reported a body. They said the body showed signs of blunt force trauma.

Arredondo was the owner of the Family Motors Auto Group.

United States State Department officials say they are quote "closely monitoring local authorities' investigation into the cause of death."


Prosecutors in the Mexico resort town of San Jose del Cabo say they are investigating the death of Jose Arredondo, a U.S. citizen who was apparently beaten to death.

The Baja California Sur state prosecutors said Tuesday they were called to a condominium after someone reported a dead body. It said the body "showed signs of blunt force trauma."

Arredondo was the owner of the Family Motors Auto Group.

The prosecutors' office said Arredondo was from Mexico City. The confusion may have arisen because Arredondo was reportedly born in Mexico. According to the Family Motors Auto Group's website, Arredondo was born in a village called Cualcoman, in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

A U.S. State Department official confirmed the death of a U.S. citizen in Cabo San Lucas and said, "We are closely monitoring local authorities' investigation into the cause of death."