Bodies of Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman handed to Australian consulate

The bodies were given to the Australian consulate on Thursday, about a month after they were found inside a charred van abandoned on a rural road in Sinaloa state.

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English 19/12/2015 13:25 Newsroom Actualizada 13:25

The bodies of Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman, who were killed on the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, have been handed to the Australian consulate after authorities identified their remains.

DNA tests conducted by the Attorney-General's office confirmed the burned bodies were those of the Australian surfers, the Sinaloa state prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The bodies were given to the Australian consulate on Thursday, about a month after they were found inside a charred van abandoned on a rural road.

The Australian surfers had planned to reach the western city of Guadalajara on November 21 but they never arrived.

So far authorities have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder: Sergio Simón Benítez González, Julio César González Muñiz and Martín Rogelio Muñiz Ponce, though two more, Luis Enrique and/or José Luis Espinoza and Jesús Uriel Camacho Labrada, remain at large. 

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