I'm with you Andy. I don't equate this event to the crime we see in the US. Sure we have carjackings. Was once targeted myself in my own home town. But this strikes me as something different. Does sound like they broke a major Mexico travel rule by driving at night and in a somewhat remote area at that. Very sad outcome. The shooting incident near El Fuerte last spring was also something not typical of US crime. There are some risks that need to be vigilantly managed when traveling Mexico that we are less likely to encounter in the US.