Ever since “American adventurer” Harry Devert went missing in January en route to the World Cup, a frantic search has been conducted, with friends and family rallying through the “Help Find Harry” Facebook page.
But on Thursday, Mexican authorities confirmed that Devert’s corpse had been located near a Pacific Coast beach town.
Devert’s green Kawasaki motorcycle had been found near the southern Mexican town of La Union last week, and authorities said genetic testing confirmed that a body found near the bike, chopped up in two plastic bags, was Devert’s.
Marijuana and cocaine were found along with the dismembered corpse, authorities said.
The region is a hotbed of drug cartel-related violence.
Devert, 33, had alerted loved ones to “crazy military stuff” that might delay his trip shortly before his disappearance, according to VICE.
“Just got an hour and a half long escort out of some area it was too dangerous for me to be,” he messaged his girlfriend, Sarah Schiear, VICE reported. “Apparently there’s another military escort waiting for me in some other town.”
Devert, a stock trader from New York, had been chronicling his journeys on his blog, “A New Yorker Travels.”
“There is so much good and so much to love in this world,” Devert wrote on his blog. “I believe life is short and that we need to make the most of it, and while many people say this, I truly try and live my life accordingly.”
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