The Disturbing Mystery: Three Dead Tourists in Medellín in Four Days


The beautiful city of Medellín, a destination that often tops the lists of must-see places in South America, has been rocked by a series of grim events. In just four days, three tourists have been found dead in the city, casting a somber shadow over its vibrant streets.

The most recent victim, Dakarai Earl Cobb, a 47-year-old American, was discovered lifeless in a house in the Santa Lucía neighborhood. Cobb had vanished without a trace, sparking the owners of the home to enter his room where they subsequently found him dead.

Though an initial assumption might lead to suspicions of theft, the reality is chillingly different. The victims’ possessions were all intact, leading the authorities and witnesses to rule out robbery as a motive. The actual causes behind these tragedies remain elusive.

The series of unfortunate incidents began with the death of 41-year-old Tomás Gedrimas, who fell from the 12th floor of a hotel in the Laureles area on January 19th. Anthony López, aged 29, was later found dead in his hotel room without any signs of violence. Lastly, the tragic fall of Manley Mark Conley, 37, from the 17th floor of a building in El Poblado on February 4th, marked the third death.

These occurrences have caused great concern at the city level, prompting swift action by officials. The United States also issued an advisory to its citizens regarding the potential risks of visiting Medellín.

Seeking to quell fears, Medellín’s Safety Secretary, Manuel Villa Mejía, has announced a plan of action to tackle issues such as sexual exploitation, human trafficking, microtrafficking, and theft.

In a consolidated effort with Migración Colombia, Mejía stated, “We will inform tourists about the type of tourism we want to nurture and impose strict measures against those who threaten safety. We invite tourists to enjoy our gastronomy and business opportunities, but repudiate commercial sexual exploitation. Foreigners involved in criminal activities will be confronted, as we focus on promoting responsible tourism in the city.”

The city is also planning to integrate a mental health line dedicated to working with non-migrant foreigners, following the two inexplicable incidents that took place this year.

As Medellín grapples with these unsettling incidents, the city’s leaders are working tirelessly to maintain their reputation as a safe and welcoming destination for visitors from around the world.