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Tragedy in Playa del Carmen

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Tragedy in Playa del Carmen

Cdn. News media report tonight that a Canadian couple from Ontario, who were apparently in the Mayan Riviera Barcelo resort for their daughter's wedding, has been found dead in their hotel room.

The Barceló Maya Beach resort hotel is located some 20 kilometres south of Playa del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico.

A spokesperson for the Cdn Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that they are in contact with accompanying family in order to offer consular assistance. Mexican authorities have launched an investigation into this tragic death.

According to preliminary reports, some 16 Canadian tourists who were travelling with the couple were already questioned.

Local Mexican news media should provide further details about this tragic story.

Kola
 

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Still lots of details are unclear but local papers report that the prime suspects are Canadian (not 100% sure)but not part of the same group that arrived for the wedding of the daughter of the murdered couple. Luminol tests found traces of the murdered people's blood in the room of 2 women who left the hotel to return home on Monday. The local authorities are in constant contact with the Canadian Consul and Interpol.

More as it occurs although rumours usually proliferate faster than facts.
 

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We had friend's daughter that got married there in February. They had about 50 people go down for the wedding. Terrible. Hope they find the killers.
 

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They just showed a picture of the couple that were killed on the tv and the newscast said they were actively searching for Canadians that had already returned home. Bet THAT won't take long!
 

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Wow...Canadian news outlets are pretty graphic. I don't know that US TV and papers would have been so descriptive.
 

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News this morning says the police believe it was a "professional hit" started from and carried out, from Canada. Therefore this is an probably an isolated horrific incident and has nothing to do with safety of others in Mexico.
 

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ontariotripper said:
News this morning says the police believe it was a "professional hit" started from and carried out, from Canada. Therefore this is an probably an isolated horrific incident and has nothing to do with safety of others in Mexico.
It was clear from the initial story that this was not a case of locals preying on tourists. Otherwise, they would have been robbed as part of the crime.

They were specifically targeted for some reason that had nothing to do with being tourists.
 

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Did read that yesterday & more today. So sad.
You know you cant believe everything you read
When:
They say it was a professional hit & then they trace bloody footprints from the crime scene back to the culprits room . How Professional!
 

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The gaps in logic are starting to suggest (at least to me) that the difference between spin and facts has become blurred. It's in the Mexican government best interest to claim this came from another country so we may never know what really happened.
 

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Kola said:
That article has the following quote:

"Who was in Room 4143 of the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort and, more importantly, when?

The room — just down the hall from the Ianieros in 4134 — was the only one with traces of blood on the key slot, the remote control, the refrigerator and the bathroom taps, according to Rodriguez. There was a bloody trail between the rooms....But if, indeed, such blood evidence existed, why did news reports say the room was rented out that same day?

The new guests apparently were asked to wait on their terrace while police checked out the room. Shouldn't a secondary crime scene have been sealed off?"


So, this room had blood all over it, probably from a murder, and new guests were checked into it anyway? :eek:

First the Royal Carribean case where the cruise line claimed that a missing person and huge blood stain wasn't evidence of foul play, now this. Makes me re-consider vacationing outside the US.
 

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the mystery continues

Today's news is now saying that four staff members have not returned to work at the resort since the slayings of the couple and they now are investigating them. The investigation leaves much to be desired. Cedars
 

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Did anyone see the interview of the two suspects this past weekend? It was as if they targeted Mrs. Partridge and Carol Brady. No way did they commit those murders.
 

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Because nobody is ever murdered in the US?:confused:


JudyS said:
First the Royal Carribean case where the cruise line claimed that a missing person and huge blood stain wasn't evidence of foul play, now this. Makes me re-consider vacationing outside the US.
 

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Because nobody is ever murdered in the US?:confused:


No offense to anyone out there but, though we have our share of crime ridden areas and bungled crime investigations...

I'd rather travel in the US also.

I'm sure Judy did not mean to offend any other country. It's just that, this is where WE are used to. Though there are many languages and "sub" cultures here... English is primarily spoken here and we used to U.S. American customs... food, transportation, etc. There are many excellent places in this huge world to visit... she just mentioned where she is most comfortable. I can appreciate that.

If California had everything that Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific islands, Asia, Las Vegas, British Columbia, New York, and the rest of the world had... I'd never travel outside of the STATE! Unfortunately, I do have to hop on a plane every once in awhile to enjoy fully life!

No need to have "short man's complex" ;) . I'm sure you feel the same about the comfort level of traveling in Canada. JMHO.

Kevin :)
 

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Because nobody is ever murdered in the US?

Of course there are murders in the US, but, in most cases, there is a fairly competent criminal investigation, not a tourism driven cover-up.
 
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