The dismembered body of a female found last week has been identified as a Canadian woman.
A dismembered body was discovered in two suitcases in Colonia Centro in Playa del Carmen on April 17 by local transit drivers. Just after midnight, two suitcases that appeared bloodstained were called into emergency services by public transit drivers.
Upon inspection, the upper and lower torso of a female was found inside plastic bags that had been placed in the suitcases. The remains indicated the victim had been tortured before being dismembered.
The suitcases were unloaded from a public transit van that had traveled from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.
Local authorities say the crime originated in the mostly-tourist town of Akumal where the female victim lived. It is believed she was killed by her ex-boyfriend who placed her remains in the suitcases and then traveled to Playa del Carmen where he left them, according to authorities.
The woman is identified only as a 36-year-old Canadian. An investigation is still underway. The body remains at the Forensic Medical Service waiting to be claimed by relatives, who live abroad and are being located through the Canadian Consulate.
more recommended stories
Diver reported for damaging the ecosystem in Cozumel reef
Through social networks, a diving service.
New luxury and PR strategy for Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen
Luxury strategy and public relations agency.
Tulum’s “Art With Me” Festival instantly becomes a world class event (FORBES.com)
Sunbathing on the beach in Tulum,.
Beautiful Costa Mujeres needs to be at the top of your travel bucket list
For many, a Mexican getaway consists.
Despite safety and security concerns, Cancun remains # 1 tourist destination in Latinamerica
Cancun maintained its position as the.
600 new police for Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum Quintana Roo
According to riviera-maya-news.com, approximately 600 new.
Teen jogger who accidentally crossed U.S. border from Canada is detained for two weeks
A teenager out for a beachside.
Grand Finale of the 2018 Merida Initiative National Mock Trial Competition for Mexican Law Students
Mexico City, 21 June, 2018 –.
Three time NBA Champion Klay Thompson charters plane to Mexico full of IG models
Three-time champion Klay Thompson is in.
Mexico’s soccer national team mental coach is transforming mindsets nationwide
Though the spotlight is always on.