*The mother of one of the Black Americans who was kidnapped by cartel members in Mexico is speaking out.
We reported previously that two of the kidnapped victims, Shaeed Woodard and Zindell Brown, were killed while the two survivors have been identified as Latavia Washington McGee and Eric Williams, according to CNN.
McGee was found uninjured and Williams suffered a bullet wound to the leg. Both were taken to a Texas hospital for treatment after their 4-day ordeal.
Barbara Burgess, McGee’s mother, was able to speak to her daughter on the phone from the hospital Tuesday. The woman said Latavia witnessed her brother’s death at the hands of the cartel.
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“She’s alive. I talked to her. I talked to her. The nurse at the hospital called and let me talk to her,” Burgess told ABC15 News.
According to reports, Shaeed was McGee’s cousin, and Zindell was her brother. The group had reportedly traveled to Matamoros so McGee could have a tummy tuck procedure. But once they arrived, they were kidnapped at gunpoint by cartel members in Matamoros, Mexico on March 3.
The FBI offered a $50,000 reward for their safe return.
The Americans were reportedly rescued from a stash house Tuesday night.
2 Americans are dead and the other 2 are alive. The State Department has a Level 4 warning in place for the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, warning Americans to not travel there due to crime and kidnapping, which it says is common along the northern border. pic.twitter.com/IeIQV3sazY
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Burgess thanked the public for their prayers.
“I appreciated their prayers. I thank them for praying because that’s what I had needed. Prayer, it will change things. It works out. And prayer, you believe in it and it’ll work. It did it for me. Because I was praying for my daughter. And I know she was coming home. I knew it. I didn’t know when and what time. But, I knew she was coming.”
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