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Arrest made after San Diego couple's bodies found in well in Mexico

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Posted at 8:16 PM, Jan 26, 2021

(KGTV) -- Authorities in Baja California have arrested a suspect after the bodies of a San Diego Couple were found in a well in Mexico.

According to ABC 10News partner station Televisa, agents arrested a man identified as Emmanuel “N” for the murder of 78-year-old Ian Hirschsohn and 73-year-old Kathy Harvey.

The pair were found in a well south of Ensenada, Mexico in late 2020.

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The US State Department issued a statement after the remains were found. “The U.S. Department of State's top priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens. We are aware of reports that local authorities have discovered the remains of two people near San Quintin and are closely monitoring their ongoing investigation.”

After the news broke, those who knew the pair spoke out.

“He went to Mexico a lot. I'd say he went down at least every couple of months,” Hirschsohn’s Solana Beach neighbor and friend Jim Dietz told ABC10 News. He described Hirschsohn as a highly-intelligent, active, and well-traveled man.

“He was a real gentleman. He wouldn't say an unkind word about anybody,” said Dietz who added, “I feel very bad for [his kids] because they lost their mother a few years ago and now they lose their father in this kind of a tragic way. My heart goes out to them.