It has been confirmed that the victims of the Mexican cartel massacre were all women and children from a prominent Mormon group, as the story is developing faster with a lot more information coming in.

The victims’ ages range from 8-month-old twins to a 43-year-old mother.

“On the morning of November 4th, 2019, three mothers in three vehicles, with fourteen children between them, set out from LaMora, a small family community in the mountains of northeastern Sonora. Two of them to see family in Chihuahua, and one of them to pick up her husband from the airport in Phoenix, AZ.,” relative Kendra Lee Miller wrote.

“They never made it,” said Miller in a detailed Facebook post on Tuesday morning.

Instead the women and children “were ambushed by the Mexican cartels; shot, burned, and murdered in cold blood. These were innocent civilians, American citizens simply trying to live peaceful lives,” stated Miller.

Miller’s post conveyed the horrific events of the shooting. Together with her four children—8-month-old twins, 12-year-old Howard Jacob Miller Jr., and 10-year-old Krystal Bellaine Miller, 30-year old Rhonita Maria Miller was brutally shot and burned to ashes and a few bones in their vehicle.

Ten miles ahead were 31-year-old Christina Marie Langford Johnson and 43-year-old Dawna Ray Langford in separate vehicles.

Johnson sacrificed her life by jumping out and waving her arms to let the gunmen know that it was women and children in the vehicles. Miraculously, 7-month-old Faith Marie Johnson was uninjured, as her mother had placed her baby carrier on the floor of the vehicle. Langford and two of her boys were killed in the shooting.

Miller’s comprehensive Facebook post has attracted over 28,000 views and figures keep increasing. Numerous kindhearted Facebook members responded with prayers and deepest condolences for the families’ tragic losses.

One Facebook member wrote, “Heartbreaking. How can we help?” Another stated, “Sending you love, light, and warmth through this time of mourning and healing,” and “Let me know how I can be of support to you and your family.”

Earlier on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted, “A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing.”

President Trump continued in a second tweet: “Monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”

The killing of U.S. citizens in Mexico should be a wake-up call to the United States government, said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during his interview on “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday.

The United States has been “hiding from reality” about the power of Mexican drug cartels and their control on the Mexican government, said Gingrich.

“The safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad is among the Department of State’s top priorities. When a U.S. citizen is missing or passes away overseas, we engage with local officials at multiple levels and provide all appropriate consular assistance,” a representative from the U.S. State Department stated.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landrau, tweeted in Spanish that he was following the situation in the mountains between Sonora and Chihuahua very closely. “The security of our co-nationals is our top priority,” stated Landau.

Includes reporting from Fox News

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