Quintana Roo – Two Canadians were found dead with their throats slashed in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, state officials said on Tuesday.
The couple was found dead at a hotel condominium and a security guard was injured, Quintana Roo state prosecutors said.
The deceased male was on Interpol’s wanted list for fraud.
ABC News reported:
Two Canadians — one of them sought by Interpol — have been found dead of knife wounds in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, the state prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Quintana Roo state, also home to resorts like Cancun and Tulum, said the man and the woman were found dead Monday at a hotel or condominium in the troubled resort, and a third person was reported injured.
There was no immediate information on their names or hometowns. “Global Affairs Canada is aware of the death of two Canadian citizens in Mexico,” the ministry said in a statement.
But prosecutors confirmed the male victim was on an Interpol wanted list for fraud charges.
News of the executed couple comes as violence in Mexico’s resort towns of Tulum and Cancun explode.
Cartel violence has spilled over into the tourist resorts along Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
Last October two travel bloggers visiting Tulum were caught in the crossfire of rival gangs and died.
A fierce shootout just north of Playa del Carmen left at least two drug dealers dead last November, AP reported.