A Canadian woman was found dead at a resort in Mexico just a day after arriving on vacation with her boyfriend.
Kiara Agnew, 25, arrived at the Grand Sunset Princess Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on March 2 with her boyfriend, Ryan Fresson, 26, and was found dead a day later.
Local police said on Twitter that a man was taken into custody on March 3 after “a lifeless woman was found with possible signs of violence in a hotel located in the Xcalacoco neighborhood.”
The Canadian government’s Global Affairs Office confirmed to the Toronto Star that Agnew had died and Friesen was taken into custody.
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“Officials are providing consular assistance to the families and are in contact with local authorities,” said Charlotte McLeod, a spokeswoman for Global Affairs.
“Due to confidentiality, no further details can be given,” he added.
The Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office said on Twitter it had launched an investigation into a “foreigner arrested for possible involvement” in the murder of a Canadian woman at the Riviera Maya hotel.
Agnew’s aunt, Caitlin Levesque, told the Toronto Star that her niece had been looking forward to the visit for some time.
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Levesque said, “She’s doing a countdown to this trip. It’s shocking. We want to know what happened.” “She was a beautiful, wonderful person inside and out. It’s unfair that she was robbed of the opportunity to experience life to the fullest.”
Levesque said the couple had been together for a year and a half, and said he had warned his niece to be careful on the trip.
Levesque said, “The last time I told him was to be safe. You know, don’t walk around alone, be careful around you. Then, I never heard from him again.”
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Agnew’s boyfriend played hockey for the Dawson’s Creek Canucks while she was an employee at the Sawson’s Creek branch of Lake View Credit Union.
“All of our partners and friends at Lake View Credit Union are mourning the loss of Kiara Agnew. This is a devastating tragedy and a loss for our community. We send our love and thoughts to all those affected are,” Lake View Credit Union states from a Facebook post.
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