A Canadian retiree – pictured here – who once served as an honorary consul in Mexico has reportedly been found murdered at his home in Cancun next to a message that alleged he was a paedophile.
The dead body of 62-year-old Daniel Lavoie was reportedly found at his property in Super Block 20 in the resort city of Cancun in the south-eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
The former honorary consul of Canada in Mexico was reportedly found by a friend who came to visit him after making several attempts to reach him.
When the police arrived at the residence, they found Lavoie with multiple gunshot wounds, according to local media.
Local media, citing ‘unofficial sources’, reported that his body had been beaten and was wrapped in a blood-stained bed sheet, with pillows on top of his torso and tied feet, with a message next to him that said: “This happened because you raped children.”
However, the Attorney General of Quintana Roo has not confirmed the existence of the message and if the victim had been tortured before allegedly being killed.
According to local media, the victim gave language lessons in Mexico after serving as an honorary consul for more than five years. He held his consular position until 2011.
The authorities are collecting evidence from the murder scene as the investigation into the Canadian victim’s death is underway. No arrests have been reported.
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