Retired Quebecer found slain in Cancun
A retiree from Quebec has been found slain at his residence in Cancun, Mexican officials say.
Daniel Lavoie, 62, was killed “with violence,” the attorney general’s office for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said Sunday.
Lavoie once served as an honorary Canadian consul in Mexico.
Milenio, a local newspaper, reported Lavoie’s body was found by a friend who hadn’t been able to reach him for some time.
The attorney general’s office declined to discuss a possible motive. It has launched an investigation.
The Quintana Roo police said Lavoie had taught English and French, and he held the position at the Canadian consul a decade ago.
According to his Facebook page, Lavoie was a nature lover who studied at Alma College and the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi.
A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said consular services are being provided to the victim’s family, and consular officials “are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information.”
Located on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is known for its resorts and nightlife.