April 21, 2019 4:55 pm

Canadian killed in Mexico; Global Affairs assisting family

A Canadian man has been killed in the Yucatan region of Mexico.

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Global Affairs Canada says a Canadian citizen has been killed in Mexico, and consular officials are providing assistance to the victim’s family.

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A spokeswoman for the department says their thoughts are with the victim’s family, but no further details can be disclosed.

Local media report that a 70-year-old Canadian man was found dead in an apartment in the city of Progreso, in Yucatan state, on Friday morning.

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Citing police officials, The Yucatan Times reports that the man was found with at least five stab wounds to his chest and neck.

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