OC Missing Man Found Killed in Mexico

A 19-year-old man who had been working in Orange County has been found dead in Tijuana.

The victim has been identified by the U.S. Consulate there as Shane Pennington and his family in North Carolina has been notified about the death, consular officials said Monday.

The circumstances surrounding Pennington's death are unclear. The Baja California state attorney general's office released a report March 24 of a man's body found on the beach at Playas de Tijuana; he had been stabbed numerous times.

Mexican press reports described the victim as a red-haired American, believed to be about 20 years old, dressed in a blue striped shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. The description generally matches that of Pennington.

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