Hotel guest saw QAnon surfer Matthew Coleman right before he murdered his children

A hotel guest recalled seeing a QAnon-supporting surfer in northern Mexico the day before authorities announced he had murdered his two young children. The guest said he remembered Mr Coleman telling them: ‘You’ll see mum soon’.

Matthew Coleman, 40, is charged with killing his two children, Kaleo, 2, and Roxy, 10 months, with a speargun on August 9, 2021 in Baja California, Mexico, after being convinced that they were infected with “snake DNA”.

Authorities said Mr Coleman had been packing for a vacation with his wife Abby and the children two days earlier when he suddenly left their Santa Barbara home without her and crossed the border into Mexico.

He spent two nights with the children at the City Express Hotel in Rosarito, just south of Tijuana.

Guest Malena Rivas says People the family stood out because they were “really beautiful”.

“He was talking to them, smiling, and that was normal for me. He said, ‘You’ll see mum soon,’ or something, which is why I thought she was there with them, either at the pool , or in their bedroom,” Ms. Rivas said. People.

The FBI says Mr. Coleman left the hotel on the morning of August 9 and took the children to a nearby ranch, where he killed them and left their bodies.

In a recent letter to a prison friend obtained by PeopleMr Coleman wrote that he regretted being engrossed in online conspiracy theories.

“With God’s help, I realize how far I was from the Truth,” Mr. Coleman wrote.

“I shouldn’t have spent so much time on these theories and just focused on being a husband and a father.”

Mr. Coleman told the friend from an undisclosed prison in California that he was starting to think more clearly without access to the blogs and websites he obsessively followed.

“There’s a lot to unpack, but I need to figure out what I really believe, but I don’t have access to the information anymore, so I have to use my mind to figure things out,” he wrote in the post. letter. obtained by People.

In interviews with the FBI after his arrest, Mr. Coleman told the FBI that he believed he was Neo from The matrix and that “Q” – the supposed leader of the infamous conspiracy group – was “actually talking to him”.

Mr. Coleman, 40, was arrested on August 9 in San Diego while returning to the United States.

He pleaded not guilty to two charges of first degree murder while abroad.

Kasandra J. Stone