A family who lived in Williston, according to a relative to the family, was killed Monday in a shooting attack that may have been a case of mistaken identity by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.

According to a Facebook post made by family member Kenny LeBaron, Rhonita Miller was living in Williston with her son and daughter.

They were spending time on land that they own in northern Mexico, where they own land.

He says their convoy of three SUVs, carrying as many as 13 people, was attacked. LeBaron says they were then kidnapped.

A relative who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals said he had located the burned-out, bullet-ridden SUV containing the remains of his nephew’s wife and her four children.

Another relative who asked not to be named said he had located one of the burned-out, bullet-ridden SUVs containing the remains of one woman and four children.

LeBaron says those victims have ties to Williston.

According to the Associated Press, Mexico’s federal Department of Security and Citizens’ Protection said security forces were reinforced with National Guard, army and state police troops in the area to search for more missing people.

Another relative said the attack may have been a case of mistaken identity on the part of the drug cartel.

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