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'Tummy Tuck Four': Americans Kidnapped, Murdered, En Route to Tuck

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Five friends set out from South Carolina to Mexico.  Latavia "Tay" McGee, a mom of 6, wanted a tummy tuck.

The surgical procedure to remove abdominal fat was scheduled with a  doctor in Matamoros, just across the US/Mexico border. One of the friends stayed behind in a Brownsville, Texas hotel room. The woman didn’t have the proper documentation to cross the border. 

The four Americans traveled to Matamoros from Brownsville in a rented white minivan. Shortly after they crossed the border, the minivan was fired at. Reportedly, rival drug cartels mistook the friends for Haitian drug smugglers.

Two of the friends died in the attack. The other two were held captive for days in a remote region of the Gulf coast.   

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Neama Rahmani- Former Federal Prosecutor, Legal Commentator, and President of West Coast Trial Lawyers; Author: “Harvard to Hashtag;" INSTAGRAM: @Neamarahmani, Twitter: @NeamaRahmani
  • Dr. Angela Arnold - Psychiatrist, Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women; Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University; Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital 
  • Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA.; Twitter: @ColdCaseTips and Host: "Zone 7"
  •  Dr. Stephenie Poris- Plastic surgeon in Orlando, FL (only female-owned and operated plastic surgery practice in Orlando); INSTAGRAM: @Stiletto_surgeon FACEBOOK: @porisplasticsurgery
  • Dr. Jan Gorniak- Medical Examiner, Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (Las Vegas, NV); Board Certified Forensic Pathologist 
  • Nicole Partin - Investigative Reporter; Twitter: @nicolepartin (Naples, FL)

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