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Surfer killed in Mexico left a sweet voicemail for his girlfriend before he died

Before Callum Robinson, his brother and a friend were killed during a surfing trip in Mexico, the Australian left a romantic voicemail for his girlfriend.

“It’s 11:11 and all I’m thinking about is you,” Robinson reportedly said in the message. “I just wanted to text you and say hi, sweetheart.”

7 News reported that Robinson’s girlfriend, Emily Horwath, posted the voicemail message on Instagram with the caption, “I’ll play this on repeat.”

“I hope you’re having a phenomenal start to your day,” the voicemail continued. “I feel a big grin on your face today for some reason. I hope you are full of positivity and smiles. Cheers, honey. I miss you.”

Robinson, 33, who moved to San Diego from Australia, his brother, Jake Robinson, 30, from Perth, Australia, and their American friend Jack Carter Rhoad, 30, went missing on April 27 during a surfing trip near Ensenada. Authorities found their dead bodies at the bottom of a 50-foot well in Santo Tomas, Baja California, on May 3, after suffering gunshot wounds.

A man, identified by his first and middle name due to a Mexican law, Jesús Gerardo, 33, has since been charged in connection with their deaths.

The San Diego Union-Tribunethe BBC, and The independent reported that a judge in Mexico heard in court that the suspect told his girlfriend that he had attacked “three gringos,” before allegedly clarifying that he had killed the trio.

Callum Robinson, left, Jake Robinson and Jack Carter Rhoad.

Callum Robinson/Instagram

Media reports that Jesús Gerardo is accused of enforced disappearance, but is expected to be charged with murder. The BBC reported that the girlfriend and another man were arrested for alleged involvement.

It is not immediately clear whether Jesús Gerardo has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

The Union Tribune reported that the girlfriend claimed to authorities that the suspect attacked the three men because of their vehicle’s tires.

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Baja California’s chief prosecutor, María Elena Andrade Ramírez, said at a news conference that authorities believe the three men were killed because of their truck tires, the Associated Press reported.

“The world has become a darker place for us,” said Callum and Jake’s mother, Debra Robinson, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “We also mourn the loss of (Jack) Carter Rhoad, a close friend. They were young men enjoying their passion together: surfing.”