The family of a Missouri woman whose boyfriend was held in connection with her death in Playa del Carmen said Wednesday March 9 they don’t know what to think.
Tamra Turpin never complained about John Loveless, the relatives said in a news conference in Union, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb where she lived.
Her sister, Jodi Mills, described Loveless as nice and generous. “John offered to stay with the body and said he would pay for all the expenses to get her back,” Mills explained. “She never mentioned ever not feeling safe with John.”
Mills said, “We would like to know what really happened. We want to get to the bottom of it.”
Mexican authorities were holding Loveless, 59, a lawyer who practices in the St. Louis area. They said an autopsy showed that Turpin, 36, had died of asphyxiation.
Mills, 43, of Mexico, Mo., said a second autopsy was conducted at the request of the Loveless family but she did not know the results.
She was joined by her mother, Evalena Duncan, 60, and stepfather, John Duncan, 65, of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Turpin died March 2 at a rented condominium in Playa del Carmen. Loveless was arrested at the Cancun airport on his way back.
Mills said Turpin and Loveless had taken other vacations together. Her family said Loveless had told them Turpin overdosed on prescription medication, went to a hospital with seizures, was released but “still wasn’t right” before dying.
“We are still numb and in shock and out of tears at this point,” Mills said.
The family expects Turpin’s remains to be returned to Union on Thursday or Friday.
more recommended stories
Possible 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke meets with young refugees at US-Mexico border
Flanked by a group of politicians.
Gabriel García Márquez niece rescued from kidnappers after four months
BOGOTÁ (EFE) .- Colombian authorities rescued.
Another femicide in Mérida, woman from Tekax stabbed 44 times
The murder of María Rosalía Chan.
Markets in Merida to be promoted with cultural events
In order to attract more people.
Puppy killed by fireworks in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
The use of fireworks without proper.
Harpsichordist Evening Concert to benefit the Mérida English Library
Keith Paulson-Thorp – Harpsichordist will perform.
Carbon Dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018
Scientists say after several years of.
Mexico’s Polytechnic Institute and local company NC-Tech to create industrial training center 4.0
Mexico, Dec. 14 (Notimex).- The School.
MEXICO TO REGULATE ENTRY AT SOUTHERN BORDER
Mexico ’s top security official said.
Mexico has the potential to become the main supplier of cannabidiol (CBD) in the world
Cannabidiol is a raw material derived.