When Americans go missing in Mexico, US officials have to tell loved ones 'go to Mexico'

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico — When Karla Izquierdo’s ex-husband, Francisco Aguilar, disappeared in Rosarito, she unwillingly joined a group no one wants to become a member of: the tens of thousands of families searching across Mexico for their missing loved ones.But the case is a relative rarity, in one sense because Aguilar, a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department, is an American citizen.Each year, millions of Americans visit Mexico without incident. Still, 324 American citizens have vanished since 2006 and not been found, according to the Mexican federal government’s official tally …

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