California travel blogger among 2 killed in Tulum drug-gang shootout

Travel blogger and Instagram influencer Anjali Ryot, a native of India who lived in San Jose, California, was one of two foreign tourists killed in Tulum, Mexico, after being caught in the crossfire of rival drug gangs over the weekend.

The other tourist was named as German national Jennifer Henzold, 35, the district attorney’s office in Quintana Roo state said. Three other tourists from Germany and the Netherlands were also injured as they dined in an outdoor restaurant on Tulum’s main drag.

Ryot originally hailed from Himachal Pradesh. Her younger brother, Ashish, is now obtaining a visa so he can fetch his sister’s body from Mexico and bring her back to India for last rites, PTI reported.

She had worked at LinkedIn since July, and Yahoo before that, PTI said.