May 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Updated: March 23, 2014 4:40 pm

Canadian and American missing from Puerto Vallarta; kidnapping feared

A photo of Diego Hernandez (left) and Craig Silva (right).

Courtesy of Joanne Silva

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Mexican media are reporting that a Canadian and an American have gone missing from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

The online newspaper Noticias PV says Diego Hernandez, a Canadian martial arts instructor, and his friend Craig Silva vanished on May 8.

The paper says Puerto Vallarta’s director of public safety, Silvestre Chavez, didn’t learn of the men’s disappearance until five days later and has launched an investigation.

A Facebook group that aims to collect tips about the men’s whereabouts says their families fear it was a kidnapping.

It says the pair was last seen in Silva’s truck, a black 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, which has since been recovered by Mexican authorities.

Word of the case has been spreading through social media, with many sharing photos of the men on Twitter.

© 2013 The Canadian Press

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