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Canadian killed in Mexico, consular officials assisting family: Global Affairs

Last Updated Apr 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm MDT

A Canadian was found dead in Mexico, Apr. 21, 2019. (CREDIT: Yucatan Times)

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

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 Canadian Bruce Ivan Allen, 70, was found dead in an apartment in the city of Progreso, in Yucatan state, on Friday morning.

Citing police officials, The Yucatan Times reports that the man got into a “heated argument with another man known as ‘el pelón’ of Mexican nationality, who had spent the night with the deceased.”

The victim was found with at least five stab wounds to his chest and neck.

“Residents of the area mentioned that in the house where the deceased was found, constant parties took place,” reads the article in the Yucatan Times. “Authorities believe this to be a ‘crime of passion’ since nothing was stolen.”

The Canadian Press, with files from the Yucatan Times