Professional US golfer Pat Landers and his girlfriend Karla Baca shot dead while in self-isolation in Mexico!

Professional US golfer Pat Landers and his girlfriend Karla Baca shot dead while in self-isolation in Mexico!
  • Professional US golfer Pat Landers and his teacher girlfriend Karla Baca were in self-quarantine together in Mexico.
  • But unfortunately, they became the target of a shooting in Juarez in Mexico which happens to be Karla’s hometown.

The murder of Pat Landers and girlfriend Karla Baca

Pat and Karla (Source: Pinterest)

Pat Landers was just 32 and was a professional US golfer. He hailed from Baldwinsville, New York. Whereas Karla Baca was, a physical education teacher from Juarez in Mexico.

The couple was quarantined together in her hometown of Juarez which is a border city just south of El Paso, Texas.

The couple was driving during the day in a jeep with New York license plates. On Monday, 27 April 2020, some shooters fired 20 shots, at them killing them in the process. The jeep’s windshield was, shattered by the bullet shots.

The city of Juarez has been under a stay-at-home siege since 23 March 2020. But violence there has continued. This month itself there have been around 100 killings.

The relationship timeline of the couple

The couple Pat and Karla were dating for the past three or four months. The two met when Pat had made a trip to Texas many months ago. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to isolate together in Karla’s hometown of Juarez.

Karla and Pat (Source: Wiki Fox News)

They used to send pictures of them together in self-isolation to their friends. Additionally, Karla rejoined the same day as a physical education teacher at Federal Primary School 28. Since the city was under lockdown, she had started online classes to work with her students.

Pat’s friends talk about the two and their relationship

Pat’s friends miss him dearly. One of his close friends, Dave LaBarge said to Post-Standard:

He was a good dude. He had an extraordinary life,”

Another of his friends, Adam Howe told the Post-Standard that Pat would often send him photos of his travels in Mexico via, Snapchat. Many of these photos were with his girlfriend Karla, he said. The last of these photos were of the two in the kitchen of their place in Mexico.

Additionally, Adam recalled the last time he spoke to Pat a few days before his murder. Adam said that during that call Pat was, joking with him. Pat told him that he was trying to learn the Spanish language.

Pat and Karla (Source: Pinterest)

He also said that he was putting on a lot of weight due to the consumption of too many churros, the Mexican delicacy.

Adam said that he was devastated by the death and cried a lot on that day. Pat was going to be the groomsman at Adam’s upcoming wedding. Besides, Adam was thinking about Pat’s only child Cameron from a previous relationship.

Adam said:

“I want people to know he was a great father and loved his son, Cameron. He loved him more than anything in the world.”

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