Editor’s Note: Since this post was originally published, the family of Zindell Brown has lowered the GoFundMe campaign to $30,000 and they have removed the graphic featured image.
The family of Zindell Brown has launched a $100,000 GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of his final arrangements.
Zindell was one of four Americans, from South Carolina, who took a road trip together to Mexico, where one of the travelers was scheduled to undergo a cosmetic procedure.
The group was kidnapped by armed gunmen on Friday (March 3) when they crossed into Matamoros, in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
Sadly, Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard were killed.
Latavia “Tay” McGee and Eric Williams, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg were found alive.
According to the GoFundMe, launched by Zindell’s sister Zalayna Brown Grant stated that they are raising the funds to cover his final arrangements.
She also noted that the family may be responsible for the cost of a second autopsy.
The campaign reads:
Hi, my name is Zalayna Brown Grant. I am the older sister of Zindell Brown who was among the 4 Americans who were kidnapped and later found in Mexico. We just received information from the FBI that Zindell passed away.
On March 3, 2023, my brother and three other friends entered Matamoros, Mexico. My brother went as support for his friend Latavia McGee who was going to get surgery in Mexico. Shortly after entering Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, their vehicle was caught up in the crossfire of two different cartels at war. After what appears to have been a car accident, the 4 Americans were then loaded onto the back of a white GMC pickup truck and taken away. Our family waited for any news about my brother’s return, but he won’t be coming home alive.
My family is trying to raise funds for the final expenses of my brother Zindell Brown. We are still working with the authorities to understand when Zindell’s body will be released and sent to us here in South Carolina. From there, we were told that we may have to pay for a second autopsy ourselves. As a family, we are not prepared for all of the unexpected costs due to this sudden tragedy.
Zindell was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. We hope to give him the goodbye that he deserves. Our family is grieving and we appreciate any prayers and support from the community during this time.
Family of Zindell Brown
Thus far, the campaign has received over $900 of the $100,000 goal.
Below you will find a link to the campaign. I am refraining from posting it on the post because the featured image is graphic in nature.
My sincerest condolences and prayers to the victims and the families impacted by this tragedy.
Two of the four Americans who were kidnapped in Mexico have been found dead, and two have been found alive.
The Mexican drug cartel blamed for kidnapping four Americans and killing two of them has reportedly written a letter of apology.