Arkansas man missing in Mexico found safe

Arkansas man missing in Mexico found safe
An Arkansas man missing in Mexico has been found safe. (Source: KARK)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - An Arkansas native who has been missing for days in Mexico has been alive and safe, according to officials.

Jessy Pacheco, a 29-year-old from Van Buren, was missing.

Little Rock television station KARK reports that he was reported missing out of Guadalajara last weekend.

Pacheco was interning at a hospital in Fort Smith while he was attending medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico.

His friends and family say that he flew back to Mexico last week to graduate and get his diploma. He wanted to stay in Mexico over the weekend to celebrate before flying home.

Pacheco’s family says a friend he was with was found dead.

“They found the friend about a block away from the club and he had been shot in the head,” Solis told KARK.

Mexican officials have said he was found alive and in good condition and is on his way to the U.S.

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