Two Canadians found stabbed to death in Mexico

Jun 21 2022, 8:21 pm

Two Canadians have been found dead in a popular Mexican resort destination this week.

The victims, a man and a woman, were found with stab wounds in a lodging centre in the municipality encompassing Playa del Carmen, according to the province’s attorney general.

A third man was injured in the attack, and authorities are searching for suspects.

Jason Kung, a spokesperson from Global Affairs Canada, confirmed the government is aware of the Canadians’ deaths.

“Consular officials stand ready to provide consular assistance to families, and are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information. Due to privacy considerations, no additional information can be provided,” he said.

The Canadian government wouldn’t say whether the man and woman were tourists in Mexico or whether they lived there. It also wouldn’t say where in Canada they were from.

Playa del Carmen is a resort city between Tulum and Cancun in the state of Quintana Roo. It’s the same city where a young Vancouver woman was viciously attacked by a fellow Canadian tourist while on vacation last year.

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