The Victims on this page are just a few of the hundreds of travelers that have died or have been severely injured as a result of negligence, incompetence, and crime both inside and outside of Mexican Resorts. Many of these deaths were caused by a lack of safety standards and enforcement by the Mexican Tourism Industry.  Mexico has an alarming number of tourist problems and challenges and travelers should choose to vacation elsewhere.


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Woman, 27, Celebrating First Wedding Anniversary with Husband in Mexico Killed by Stray Bullet

Tatiana Mirutenko

7/7/18

An American tourist in Mexico City was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting outside of a taco restaurant.
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American tourist killed by stray bullet in Mexico City while celebrating first wedding anniversary.
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B.C. artist dead after explosion in Mexican resort city

Laurie Ryan

6/23/18


California model involved in grisly parasailing accident in Mexico returns to US

Katie Malone

6/8/18


Prescott couple found shot to death in Mexico

Ray Ball &
JoAnne Butler

6/2/18

Like their fellow Americans in Bahía de los Angeles in Mexico, part-time Prescott residents Jo Anne Butler and Ray Ball kept returning, year after year, drawn by the small-town feel, the area’s stark natural beauty, the warm Gulf of California waters that lapped almost at their door, friends said.
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U.S. Couple Found Murdered in Mexico Expatriate Enclave More


‘We were kidnapped in Mexico’—couple tells of an engagement trip gone horribly wrong

Jennifer & Frank Massabki's

5/31/18

When Jennifer and Frank Massabki traveled to Mexico in May 2017, they had recently gotten engaged and were looking for potential locations to host their wedding later that year. But after what occurred over the next few days, they didn’t know if they ever wanted to set foot in the country again.
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Holder Hagenbusch & Krzysztof Chmielewski

4/26/18


Missing American family found dead in Mexico

Sharp Family (4)

3/17/18

An Iowa family of four reported missing more than a week ago have been found dead in Mexico, according to new reports.
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American family vacationing in Mexico died from gas asphyxiation, officials say More

Iowa family of four died from propane gas leak in Mexico condo, autopsies reveal.  More

Shock, worry and wonder: Inside the Mexican vacation complex where an Iowa family died.
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Iowa family died from propane gas leak in Mexico condo.  More


UMass senior suffers skull fracture in spring break boating accident in Mexico

Lauren Hayes

3/17/18


Woman Dies After Colliding Mid-Air With Another Parachutist in Mexico

Ursula Hernandez

3/17/18

What was meant to be a relaxing beach vacation in Mexico ended in tragedy for a Ursula Hernandez. The 47-year-old woman was killed in a parascender accident in the resort town of Puerto Escondido on March 17.
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Amherst College football player dies in Mexico City

Andrew Dorogi

3/16/18

An Amherst College football player died last Friday in Mexico City, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
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Amherst College senior died last week on spring break in Mexico City.  More

EXCLUSIVE: 'Pray for me.' Amherst College student 'murdered' in Mexico City made panicked call to his mom saying four men dressed as cops were taking him to jail - and hours later he was found dead at a subway station.  More

American college student who died in Mexico was electrocuted on train tracks: Authorities.
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US college football player, 21, found dead in Mexico City was MURDERED and dumped on train tracks at subway station as mystery surrounds what he was doing in the country.
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Family's Mexican vacation goes wrong when father loses two fingers in jungle UTV crash

Adam Szubanski

3/12/18

A family’s Mexican vacation went terribly wrong when the father’s UTV flipped over on a guided outdoor adventure and he lost two fingers.
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Family Holiday Disaster as Father Loses Fingers in Mexican Jungle.  More


‘I will never go to Mexico again’: Ontario man claims he was attacked, robbed in Playa Del Carmen

Jason Enwere

2/22/18

Twenty six-year-old Jason Enwere sits at home in Richmond Hill on his couch with his right leg propped up on an adjacent cushion and wrapped knee to ankle in gauze
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Alberta man carjacked, abducted in Mexico offers harrowing warning for Canadians

David Baggs

1/15/18

An Edmonton man says after having regularly vacationed in Mexico for nearly 50 years, he and his wife are now debating whether to ever go back.  Read the story


Wendy Welch

12/31/17

Students at a Colorado middle school returned from their winter break on Monday to heartbreaking news. According to Aurora Public Schools, teacher Wendy Welch was killed in a car accident last weekend during a trip to Cabo San Lucas. 
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Authorities: Imperial Beach city official shot three times in Mexican resort town

Doug Bradley

12/28/17

An Imperial Beach city administrator who was killed earlier this week in what appears to be a robbery while vacationing in a southern Mexican resort town had been shot three times, a Mexican official said.
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California city official is gunned down while vacationing in Mexico.  More


Mass. native killed in Mexican tour bus crash

Laura Couallier

Christophe Couallier

12/22/17

A Gloucester native is among the 11 people who died earlier this week in a tour bus crash in southern Mexico.
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'My son is not the same man anymore': Gatineau family home after deadly Mexican crash

Stephanie Horwood

12/19/17

The Gatineau, Que., family involved in a deadly crash in Mexico has returned home, but close relatives say they will never be the same
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'Rainbow of light': Funeral today for St. John's woman killed in Mexico bus crash More


Twin Sisters, Man With Naperville Connections Die in Separate 'Rogue Wave' Incidents in Mexico

Barbara Jo Thomas and Beverly L. Skripsky

10/21/17

It was supposed to be a fun-filled family vacation in Mexico. But it ended in the deaths of twin sisters, killed while taking a stroll on the beach. And it’s happened at least twice in the last 10 days.
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Giant wave kills American tourist in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas, injures another.  More


Naperville man killed by Cabo wave days before women died same way

Steven Urycki

10/17/17

A Naperville man and a former Naperville woman vacationing separately in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, drowned days apart after large, unexpected waves swept them into the Pacific.
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Fort Hays State student dies after fall in Mexico

Triston Werth

8/15/17

A Fort Hays State University student who was reportedly injured while vacationing in Mexico last week has died.
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FHSU student injured from 3-story fall while in Mexico dies.  More

 


Irish tourist shot dead when he and American girlfriend stopped to ask directions in Michoacán

Noel McGuire

8/15/17

Last Tuesday, an Irish tourist was shot dead at a petrol station near Lazaras Cardenas in Michoacán. Noel Maguire and his American girlfriend had stopped to ask directions to a beach, when two gunmen attempted to hijack their car.
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Family of Irish man killed in Mexico travel to repatriate remains.  More

 


PA teacher dies tragically on vacation

Sharon Regoli Ciferno

8/4/17

a beloved sixth-grade social studies teacher in western Pa., was sitting on a balcony during a vacation to Mexico when she lost her balance and fell.
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Lower Burrell Teacher Dies After Falling From Roof In Mexico.  More

 


Colorado Teen Dies in Frantic Stampede as Concertgoers Flee Mexico Nightclub Shooting: Reports

Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra

1/16/17

A Colorado woman is among five people killed in on Monday at a Mexico nightclub when a gun-wielding man attempted to enter the popular hot spot packed with American tourists, according to multiple reports.
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Mexico nightclub shooting: U.S. teen among dead had fallen while fleeing.  More

 


Mexico resort drowning death a mystery for Wisconsin family

Abigail Conner

1/12/17

A Pewaukee family traveled to an all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen in January. Their two college kids wound up unconscious, face down in the pool within two hours. Twenty-year-old Abbey died. Her older brother Austin, suffered a concussion and doesn't know what happened.
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Wisconsin college student dies after mysterious incident at pool during vacation in Mexico  More

 


Canadian man killed in Mexico shooting 'loved dancing,' sister says

Kirk Wilson

1/16/17

The family of a Canadian man killed in a nightclub shooting in Mexico is planning a “big celebration” for the popular security guard when they bring his body home.
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Longtime Toronto nightclub security man among dead in Mexico nightclub shooting.  More

 


NH man medically dead during Mexico vacation beats all odds, twice

Joe Sharron

12/13/16

A man dead for 24 minutes after drowning in Atlantic Ocean while in Mexico on vacation with his wife remains optimistic despite a seemingly long road to recovery.
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Canadian photographer killed by her driver, Mexican official says

Barbara McClatchie Andrews

9/30/16

Robbery appears to be the motive behind the murder.
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Canadian photographer, 74, is 'robbed, strangled to death and dumped by the roadside in Mexico by bus driver.  More

 


Healthy bride dies on dream Mexico honeymoon of heart attack 'caused by eating fish'

Christine Fensome

9/27/16

On the night before she died the 54-year old was said to have eaten fish with high levels of Mercury.
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Bride, 54, dies ten days into her dream Mexican honeymoon from heart attack 'caused by fish that had eaten toxic algae.  More


Kitchener man drowns while swimming off the coast of Cancun

Zoltan Zadori

5/13/16

Zoltan Zadori was in the water with his wife, Cindy McPherson, on Wednesday when the couple was swept out to sea.
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Playing over in my head': Ont. woman speaks about husband’s drowning death in Mexico  More

Ontario man swimming with wife in Cancun drowns after strong waves pull them from shore  More


Cloverdale mother recovering after terrifying fall on broken zip line in Mexico

Heather Gladden
4/19/16

Heather Gladden expected the zip-line ride across a gorge in Mexico to scare her, but not to leave her badly hurt after she plummeted hundreds of feet into the jungle.

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British victim’s family still has “a million questions” about Cancun hit-and-run

Alix Bussey
4/11/16

The family of a British teacher who died on a dream holiday in Cancun still have “a million unanswered questions” about her death, after an inquest in her home town heard she was found dead on the roadside with no valuables.

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A University of Southern California student died after he fell from a hotel balcony in Cabo San Lucas Tuesday.  Samuel Levine, 22, was on spring break with a group of students from USC and his fraternity, Sigma Chi, when the accident happened.   Read the story

 

  • New Details in Spring Break Death of USC Student
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Villanova student killed in spring break accident in Mexico

William Zimmermann

3/7/13

Villanova University officials had few new details Sunday about the spring break accident that killed a 19-year-old student and injured four others in Mexico last Thursday.  Read the story

Giant wave kills American tourist in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas, injures another

Sandra Dilland

3/5/13

A 65-year old woman was killed when a giant wave struck two American tourists strolling on the beach near the famous stone arch in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Giant Wave Kills Tourist: 65-Year-Old Woman Dies in Mexico, Man in Serious Condition   More

Mexican babysitter's 'drug-crazed' boyfriend 'drowns two-year-old U.S. boy in vacation home pool after his parents went out'

Axel Charrette

2/28/13

A two-year-old boy from Colorado was killed in Mexico last week while on an extended winter vacation with his family, and now the child's baby sitter and her boyfriend are facing murder charges.  Read the story

 

  • Colorado toddler killed during family vacation in Mexico   More

Body of missing Robbinsdale man found in Mexico

Mark Stoneberg

2/26/13

The body of a Robbinsdale man who went missing while on vacation in Mexico has been found.  The family of Mark Stoneberg released a statement Sunday evening saying, "it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the body of Mark Stoneberg was located this morning off the coast of Mexico."   Read the story

 

  • Missing Minnesota man's body found in Mexico
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Brutal attack in Mexico ends life of expat from Seattle

Ronald Bentley Main

2/24/13

A Seattle-area man who was involved in Seattle’s gay community in the 1990s and later settled in an area of Mexico popular with American expats, was fatally attacked recently in his home there
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  • Man raised in Cowiche dies in brutal Mexico attack
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North Attleboro Man Dies After Fall From Cancun Hotel Balcony

Mark Iaconis

1/14/13

For the second time this month, a Massachusetts resident has died while vacationing in Cancun.
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Mansfield Women Die While On Vacation In Cancun

Donna Batta and Gail Binmore

1/8/13

Two Mansfield women are dead after drowning during a trip to Cancun, Mexico. WBZ-TV's Jim Armstrong reports
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Edmonton-area man dead after incident at nightclub in Mexico

Chris Rogers

1/6/13

Sources tell CTV News an Edmonton-area man died last weekend at a resort in Cancun, following an incident inside a nightclub.
Mexican news outlets have reported the young man passed away at about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 5 at the Great Pernassus resort in Cancun.
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  • Alberta man dies in Mexico   More
  • Alberta student who died in Mexico had promising future   More

Florida woman dies while in Mexico celebrating 25th birthday

Lauren DuFresne

12/4/12

A Florida woman celebrating her 25th birthday in Cancun, Mexico was killed last week when a ceiling beam fell on her at a five-star resort where she was staying with her boyfriend.
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  • 25-year-old Jacksonville woman dies in Cancun accident   More

Orlando couple killed in sand-buggy accident while on cruise to Mexico

Jim Melillo and Susan Borges

11/17/12

Jim Melillo and his longtime girlfriend, Susan Borges, planned to spend part of their weekend vacation with friends exploring Cozumel, Mexico, in a sand buggy when tragedy struck. Read the story

 

  • Orlando couple on Mexico cruise dies in sand buggy accident   More
  • Orange County couple killed on cruise to Mexico   More
  • Local couple killed in dune buggy crash in Mexico   More

American Expat Murdered in Merida


Sam Woodruff

11/10/12

For the second time in six months, a member of the city’s American expatriate community has been murdered.  Read the story

American Citizen Brutally Murdered While in Custody of the Mexican Police


Anton Alferov

10/29/12

35 year old American citizen originally from Russia, has died on October 29th in the custody of Mexican police under suspicious circumstances. Although the cause of death is still unknown, Mr. Alferov received blunt-force trauma while in police custody in Acapulco, Mexico.  Read the story

B.C. man murdered in Mexico


Ron Mackintosh

10/21/12

Police in Mexico say they are investigating the death of a Nanaimo, B.C., man as a homicide.
The body of Ron Mackintosh, who had been reported missing in Mexico in October, was found Tuesday in the town of Barra de Navidad, located about 600 kilometres west of Mexico City on the country's Pacific coast.

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  • B.C. man murdered in Mexico (article)  More
  • B.C. man killed in Mexico feared becoming victim of violent crime   More
  • The longtime friend of a B.C. man found dead in Mexico Tuesday says the victim feared for his safety after the death of another Canadian earlier this year   More

Canadian who died in Puerto Vallarta was stabbed 23 times: Mexican police


Duane Lang

7/30/12

Authorities are releasing more details about the horrific death of yet another Canadian while on vacation in Mexico.  The latest victim — identified as Duane Joseph Lang, 46, of Regina — was stabbed 23 times in an apartment in Puerto Vallarta, local authorities said Tuesday.
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  • Mexican police say Regina man who died in Puerto Vallarta was victim of homicide
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  • Stabbing of Regina businessman in Mexico confirmed by officials   More

Official corruption surrounds the death of American Val Robichaux in Mexico


Val Ian Robichaux

4/11/12

While training for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Colorado, American Val Robichaux lost his life in an accident on the old coastal highway in Cozumel, Mexico. Read the story

 

  • Official Corruption Surrounds the Death of American Val Robichaux in Cozumel, Mexico
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Arkansas Businessman's Death Reported in Mexico


Carl Wendell Flemister Jr

3/19/12

A Mexican website is reporting the death of an Arkansas man who was in Cancun on vacation.
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  • Conway Businessman, Carl Wendell Flemister Jr., Dies in Mexico  More

UT student killed in accident in Mexico, another injured


Kevin Davis

3/19/12

A UT student died in a moped wreck while vacationing in Mexico on spring break.
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  • UT student killed in moped accident on Spring Break trip to Mexico More

Lancaster County man drowns in Cancun


Robert Huang

3/18/12

A local employee of an orthopedic practice drowned in the ocean waters off Mexico, apparently after getting caught in a rip current.
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  • Lancaster County man drowns off the coast of Mexico  More

Family blames Mexican diving company in woman's death


Ronda Cross
3/3/12

A Calgary family is still reeling after their loved one died in Mexico over the weekend.
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  • Dive master with Calgary woman who died in Mexico says he also felt unwell  More
  • Husband seeks answers in wife's Mexico scuba death  More

Oklahoma native killed working in Mexico


Jacob Semler
2/28/12

An Oklahoma man who was selling time shares in Mexico is robbed and killed right outside a vacation resort last month. Now his family has two heartbreaking dilemmas; finding out who killed 31-year-old Jacob Semler near Puerto Vallarta and getting his cremated remains home.
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Naples father searching for missing son in Mexico


Donn Pinkney Jr

2/20/12

A Collier County man trying to find his missing son says he's being wrapped up in red tape. He says his son went sailing across international waters off the coast of California toward Mexico.
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  • Father wants political backing in search for missing son  More

Calgary woman beaten at Mexican resort still in coma


Shelia Nabb
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1/21/12

A woman badly beaten in Mexico over the weekend has been identified by family as Sheila Nabb of Calgary.  Read the story
  • Calgary woman Sheila Nabb emerges from coma after horrific Mexico hotel beating
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  • Sheila Nabb emerges from coma after vicious beating at Mexico resort   More

Hillsboro man killed in Mexico resort accident


Davide Allan Brethauer (Soprano)

1/12/12

Davide Allan Brethauer (Soprano), 31, of Hillsboro, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in Cancun Mexico as the result of an accident.  Read the story

Girlfriend of Former Marine Mystified By His Death in Mexico


Sgt. Joseph Bitet

1/7/12

A grieving Long Island woman is looking for answers after the strange death of her boyfriend while the two were on vacation in Cancun.  Read the story

 

  • Smithtown Family Mourns After Marine Dies in Mexico   More
  • Mother seeks info on soldier son found dead in Cancun   More

B.C. man shot dead in Mexico robbery


Robin Wood

1/2/12

A B.C. man from Salt Spring Island has been shot and killed in Mexico during an apparent home invasion.  Read the story

 

  • B.C. retiree shot and killed in robbery near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  More
  • Shot in Mexico at 'point-blank range'  More
  • Canadian officials probe 'senseless' Mexico murder of Saltspring Island man.  More
  • B.C. senior shot to death in Mexican robbery 
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Islander dies after attack in Mexico


Patrick Warga

12/26/11

A Bainbridge Island man has passed away after an attack in Mexico over the holiday weekend. 
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Rolling Meadows teen's killing in Mexico sends dread through Mexican community


Alexis Marron

12/23/11

In a small town in western Mexico, Jazmin Reyes, 16, waited for her new boyfriend from the United States. She and Alexis Marron had been emailing each other for months, but when they finally  met a few weeks ago, she said it was "love at first sight."   Read the story

 

  • Memorial Held for Student Killed in Mexico
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Texas family killed in Mexico


Maria, Karla and Cristina Hartsell

12/23/11

The U.S. has issued multiple travel warnings this year on Mexico because of the ongoing drug violence there. But just last week, a family visiting from the U.S. was killed in a gun attack. They leave behind a grandmother and a young son, who saw the whole thing happen.  
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  • Grandmother Mourning Family Killed by Gunmen in Mexico  More
  • Boy who survived recalls fatal Mexico bus attack  More

Slain UBC student was 'full of life and enthusiasm'


Ximena Osegueda Magaña

12/14/11

A University of B.C. student found slain in Mexico was full of life and was a huge loss, a UBC professor said.  Read the story

 

  • Slain UBC student's body found by ex-husband
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  • Friends mourn 'full of life,' popular UBC grad student murdered in Mexico  More

Calgary couple who drowned in Mexico not strong swimmers


Jim Reimer and Jan Pridham-Drake

12/4/11

Two Calgarians who drowned in Mexico were planning on staying through the winter, their family says. Calgary snowbirds Jim Reimer and Jan Pridham-Drake were seeking sun and sand in Mexico.  Read the story

 

  • Drowned Calgarians 'not drunk' in Mexico, friend says  More

Man dead in Mexico fondly remembered


Dale Clark

7/18/11

For the past two months, Dale Clack couldn’t stop talking about his daughter’s upcoming wedding at a Mexican resort.
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  • Mexico wedding proceeds despite drowning  More

Ceres man confirmed dead in Mexico boating accident


Leslie Yee

7/5/11

A Ceres man has been confirmed as having died when a Mexican fishing boat filled with U.S. tourists capsized in the Gulf of California.
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Ottawa dentist mourns wife killed in Mexico

Judy Baylis, right, seen here with her daughter, Lindsay, was found dead Monday night in Mexico.
Judy Baylis

6/27/11

An Ottawa dentist whose wife was murdered in Mexico last week is waiting at the couple’s home there while police investigate what they believe to be a violent robbery. 
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  • No arrest in murder of Ottawa woman in Mexico  More

Cruise Ship Musician Found Dead in Cozumel


Monika Markiewicz

2/5/11

A crew member on the world's largest cruise ship - Royal Caribbean's "Allure of the Sea" - was found dead in the water near the Caribbean island of Cozumel, possibly the victim of a violent crime, according to law Mexican enforcement officials.
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  • Cruise Employee Found Dead In Cozumel, Mexico
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Calgary couple drown in Mexico after rogue wave sweeps them away


Linda and Dale McDougall

2/3/11

Dale McDougall, 63, and his wife Linda, 54, were looking forward to their trip to Mexico. It was a chance to spend time with their daughter Teri Miller, son-in-law Daryl and their three grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher and Kyle. Brandon was about to celebrate a birthday.  Read the story

 

  • Calgary couple killed by rogue wave in Mexico  More

Woman dies from flu complications


Lynda Young

2/2/11

A Woodstock-area woman who became critically ill with influenza while in Mexico over the holidays has died.  Read the story

 

  • Woman who became ill in Mexico dies
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Canadian survives shark attack in Mexico


Nicole Ross

1/31/11

A Canadian tourist is in critical but stable condition after she was attacked by a shark in this popular vacation spot.

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  • Orangeville woman attacked by shark in Mexico
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  • Ontario nurse recovering from shark bite in Mexico
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Service to honor Canadian killed in Mexico blast


Malcolm Johnson

11/14/10

The family of a B.C. man killed in a explosion that rocked a Mexican resort last week is thanking those who've helped them through the tragedy.
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  • Mexican hotel blast kills 5 Canadians, injures 6
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Alberta family mourns Mexico blast victim


Darlene Ferguson

11/14/10

An Edmonton-area family is mourning the loss of a 51-year-old grandmother who died in a gas explosion that rocked the resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Community grieves loss of father and son


Christopher and John Charmont

11/14/10

On Monday, November 22, family and friends of the late Elgin Barron said goodbye to a man everyone remembered as a "good friend," a "true gentleman" and a "well-respected and well-liked employee."
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Funeral plans made for Guelph man killed in Mexico


Elgin Barron

11/14/10

The funeral plans have been announced for Elgin Barron, a Guelph man who was killed in an explosion at a Mexican resort on Nov. 14.
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  • Elgin Barron laid to rest in Hawkesbury
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Ottawa-area man missing in Mexico


Daniel Dion

10/22/10

Daniel Dion, who lives in the town 50 kilometers west of Ottawa, travelled to Mexico for a regular business trip more than three weeks ago, and although his family kept daily contact with him, the 51-year-old has not been heard from since last Friday.  Read the story

 

  • Mexican police no help in hunt for missing Canadian: Family  More
  • Canadian found in trunk of torched car in Mexico More

McAllen man presumed dead after pirate shooting on Falcon Lake


David Michael Hartley

9/30/10

Law enforcement officials here gave up their search for the body of a McAllen man presumed dead after pirates shot him and toward his wife on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake.
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  • Mexican pirates shoot US jet skier near border on Falcon Lake, Texas  More
  • 'I couldn't pull him up': Wife's agony as she abandons her husband after he is shot by Mexican pirates while jet-skiing  More
  • Man Killed by Mexican Pirates on Texas Lake  
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Ontario woman dies in fall from Mexican balcony


Giannina Di Roberto

9/10/10

A 19-year-old Ontario woman died on Friday after falling off a balcony at a hotel in Cancun.
Giannina Di Roberto fell from the seventh floor of the Riu Caribe hotel early Friday morning.
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Mother told the army murdered her son


Joseph Proctor

8/22/10

A relentless campaign by a grieving mother has forced the Mexican Government to admit that its troops shot an innocent United States citizen at a military checkpoint outside Acapulco, and then put an assault rifle in the dead man's hands to try to fool investigators into thinking he had opened fire on them.  Read the story

 

  • Mexican Government Admits Killing U.S. Man Joseph Proctor  More

Reno man, 44, dies after pulling son from rip tide in Mexico


Gary Sorge

6/29/10

A 44-year-old Reno father and medical clinic administrator died Tuesday afternoon in a tragic drowning accident in Mexico, after his family said he saved his son caught in a rip tide, and then re-entered the water in an attempt to rescue a child also struggling in the turbulent waters.
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  • Reno businessman dies trying to save child in ocean off Mexico  More

Keighley man dies in fall from hotel balcony


Adam Pemberton
6/16/10

A Keighley family has spoken of its loss after a 24-year-old man was found dead while on holiday in Mexico.
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  • British tourist dies in Mexico balcony fall
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Canadian gunned down in Northeastern Mexico


Kenneth Klowak

6/9/10

A Canadian was killed and another seriously injured in Mexico last week when a teenager opened fire on them in an attempted car jacking..
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  • Canadian killed in Mexico drawn to country by love of biking  More

Zack Chambers dies in swimming accident in Mexico


Zach Chambers
5/18/10

Port Townsend resident Zack Chambers, 40, died May 18 after a diving/swimming accident while on a family vacation in Mexico with his wife and two young sons.
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  • Tragedy in Mexico: Zack died doing what he loved  More

Former "Survivor" Producer's Wife, Monica Beresford-Redman, Missing in Mexico


Monica Beresford-Redman
4/8/2010

It's been two days and there is still no sign of Monica Beresford-Redman, wife of former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman.
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  • Wife of TV producer found dead in Cancun  More

Family: Rutgers Grad Severely Beaten In Cancun


Joseph "Zeke" Rucker
3/16/10

Three weeks ago, Joseph "Zeke" Rucker was worried about which law school he would attend. Now, the 21-year-old from Sewell, New Jersey is fighting for his life after apparently being severely beaten while on a trip to Mexico.
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Rare blood appeal after student falls from hotel balcony


Phillip Pain

1/1/10

A DESPERATE appeal has been launched to save a student with a rare blood type who is fighting for his life in a Mexico hospital.
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  • Southampton student Phil Pain is improving after balcony fall in Mexico  More
  • Philip Pain awakes from coma in Mexico  More
  • BALCONY FALL STUDENT IN BLOOD CRISIS
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  • Family of balcony fall may have to sell home
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Senior HU Student Dies, Leaves Hundreds Mourning


Davon Green-Franklin

3/14/10

The rain picked up as the stream of people gathered to cross The Yard late Sunday, March 15. The vigil for Davon Green Franklin, planned for 10:30 pm around the Howard University flagpole, was relocated into the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel under the leadership of Dean Bernard Richardson. As attendees flowed into the building, raindrops mingled with tears as sobbing students embraced
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California school administrator among victims of Mexican violence


Augustin Roberto Salcedo
12/30/09

The bodies of six men -- including a California educator -- were found Thursday in the north-central Mexican state of Durango, hours after they had been abducted from a nearby restaurant.
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Canadian blogger killed in Mexico


Renee Wathelet

9/17/09

  • Ex-Montrealer murdered in Mexico 'touched everyone'   More
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Community mourns loss of Bowie student killed in SCUBA accident


Tyler Lass
8/16/09

Tyler Laas, an avid baseball player and soon-to-be sophomore at Bowie High School, died Aug. 16 while on vacation in Mexico.

Cozumel scuba diving accident kills 15-year-old boy
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Congresswoman's son-in-law dies snorkeling


Michael McLaughlin
8/9/09

The son-in-law of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) died Sunday in a snorkeling accident as he vacationed in Mexico with his family, her office and family said.
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Agonizing search for missing mum


Julia Howard
6/16/09

PEOPLE don't just disappear, do they?" It is the question which Julia Brock and her family have been wrestling with for the last four agonizing weeks.
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  • Gran vanishes on Mexico hol  More
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  • Exclusive: Family's fury as Mexico cops claim tragic Scots gran should not have been left alone   More
  • Emergency rescuers in search for Scots gran nearly died in jungle   More

Cancun Tragedy


John Pusch
4/13/09

On April 13,2009 John age 43, and his family, wife  and 6 year old daughter Erica were sitting at the pool to enjoy the last day of their week long vacation. Their plane was to leave that same night.
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Find Ron Scheepstra - Missing Fly Fisher


Ron Scheepstra
Missing since 4/11/09

Ron Scheepstra, age 49, from Lufkin, TX was vacationing in Xcalak, Mexico when he disappeared without a trace. Ron was fly-fishing with 3 friends. He had visited Xcalak before and had fly-fished throughout the world. On Saturday, April 11, 2009, Ron vanished and has not been seen since.
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Tragedy on vacation


Richard Kasunic Sr.
4/23/09

SOUTHINGTON - A township man who died last week while trying to save another man from drowning is being remembered as a "rare person."  Richard P. Yambor Kasunic Sr., 73, died April 23 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he and his wife, Sandi, were vacationing.  Read the story

Austin Priest Found Murdered in Mexico


Father Jesse Euresti
4/1/09

A missing Austin priest's body has been identified by family members in Mexico. Father Jesse Euresti's, 69, body was found on the side of a highway, near the state of Nuevo Leon.  Investigators say the body had been dumped in a roadway and covered with a mattress.  Read the story

 

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Des Plaines man dies in swimming accident in Mexico


Arnie Piechocki
3/29/09

A key executive in the Wirtz Corporation has died in a freak swimming accident off the coast of Mexico.  Read the story

 

OC Missing Man Found Killed in Mexico


Shane Pennington
3/24/09

A 19-year-old man who had been working in Orange County has been found dead in Tijuana.  Read the story

 

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St. Thomas student found dead in Mexico


Josh Gunderson
3/24/09

A Stillwater man was found dead while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, according to the U.S. Consulate Agency.

 

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  • St. Thomas Student Found Dead in Puerto Vallarta  More
  • Questions Remain in Puerto Vallarta Student Death  More
  • MN Family Of Dead Spring Breaker Wants Answers  More

Prominent Nixa Doctor Dies on Vacation


Dr. William Campbell
3/20/09

The Ozarks medical community is mourning the loss of one of its own this weekend.

 

  • Well-known doctor from Nixa was in ocean just before he died  More
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Retired professor murdered in Mexico


Joe William Johnson
3/7/09

A former professor at the College of Lake County was found beaten to death at his home in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Man Hunt Begins for Killer of Bay Area Tourist


Timothy Connor
2/11/09

A manhunt is on in Mexico for the killer of a tourist from the Bay Area. Timothy Connor was killed in his Puerto Vallarta hotel room early Wednesday morning. The 47-year-old San Carlos man was vacationing.

 

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Basin girl dies in a pool in Mexico


Linnea Rose Oldham
1/15/09

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Gatineau woman, 27, killed in dune buggy accident in Mexico


Christina Polifroni
1/12/09

OTTAWA-Family and friends are mourning the loss of a lively and vivacious 27-year-old Gatineau woman who died in a dune buggy accident while she was on a week-long vacation in Mexico.
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Police: Wyoming man may have been injured in fall


David Ray Getzfreid
12/14/08

CHEYENNE -- A northern Wyoming man who died while on vacation in Mexico reportedly fell from a restaurant balcony, according to police in the Yucatan Peninsula beach city of Playa del Carmen Read the story

 

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Hood River woman dies in kiteboarding accident


Christina Bockius
12/11/08

A Hood River woman has died from injuries she sustained in a kiteboarding accident on vacation near La Ventana, Mexico.
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Calgary couple drowns during Mexican vacation


Tanya Hastings and
Kevin Suppes

11/24/08

A Calgary couple have drowned while on vacation in Mexico, according to reports from Acapulco.  Tanya Hastings, 37, and Kevin Suppes, 47, drowned on Monday while swimming off a beach near a luxury hotel, Mexican officials told local media.

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Educator dies six months after Mexico van wreck killed two others


Missy Jones
11/10/08

A teacher who was seriously injured in a Mexico van wreck in late May has died.
Missy Jones, a former educator in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district, was one of 10 area educators and two students who visited Mexico for an educational trip and cultural exchange.

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  • LC-M’s Jones succumbs to injuries  More

2 Carrollton women killed in parasailing accident


Lisa Smith
10/12/08

MEXICO CITY — Two Carrollton women vacationing in Mexico fell to their deaths Sunday in a parasailing accident after the rope tying their parachute to a boat broke, authorities said.   Read the story
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Margaret Beaman
10/12/08


Daughter of executive here found murdered in Mexico


Marcella "Sally" Eiler
9/15/08

The activist daughter of a St. Louis health care executive was raped and murdered in Mexico, where she was working with indigenous cultures, authorities said

 

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Giant wave drowns American tourist in Mexico


Richard Harry Barr
9/4/08

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico—Police say an American tourist drowned after a giant wave swept him and two others away in southern Baja California.   Read the story

 

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Abuse charged: Oregon man dies in Mexican jail


Sam Botner
8/27/08

A Yoncalla couple’s first trip ever to Mexico ended tragically with his death. For now, there are a lot of questions for Mexican authorities on how it happened.  Read the story

 

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Broadway producer killed by speedboat


Betrand Castelli
8/1/08

BERTRAND Castelli, a colorful Frenchman who dabbled in film, painting and theatre but was best known as producer of the Broadway hit Hair, has died at 78 in Mexico after being hit by a speedboat. 

 

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Local Boy Shot and Killed In Mexico


Rico Banuelas
7/28/08

The Saint Pius Community is still trying to cope with the shooting death of one of their youngest parishioners. 

 


Omahan dies on his honeymoon


Sean Palmer
7/19/08

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A Parent's Worst Nightmare


Brian Hom II
7/1/08

In this issue, we are sharing the story of BJ Hom as told by his father Brian. BJ lost his life to an anaphylactic reaction last summer.  
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South Grand Prairie grad hurt in Cancun accident dies of injuries


Lisa Tam Chung
6/11/08

Friends of Lisa Tam Chung gathered at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Tuesday and prayed that the teen would recover from injuries she suffered during a boating accident near Cancun last weekend. 
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  • Vigils to take place for Grand Prairie grad who died after Cancun boat trip   More
  • Girl Dies After Cancun Senior Class Trip  More

Beaumont teacher killed in school trip when van rolls off cliff in Mexico


Denise H. Wenzel and
Dr. Dorothy Gray

5/22/08

HOUSTON – A Beaumont teacher was one of two killed in an accident during a school trip to Mexico,

 

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Man, 29, murdered in Mexico


Bouabal Bounthavorn
5/20/08

The shades were drawn low and tensions ran high yesterday at the Burnaby home of Masha Heikali, who was shot in an attack at the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas that claimed the life of her boyfriend, Bouabal Bounthavorn.   Read the story

 

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U.S. surfer dies in shark attack in Mexico


Adrian Ruiz
4/28/08

ACAPULCO, Mexico - A U.S. surfer was killed in a shark attack off Mexico's southern Pacific coast, officials said Tuesday.   Read the story

 

 


Foristell man dies at resort in Mexico


Ronald E. Skeen, Sr. 4/26/08

WARREN COUNTY — A Foristell man died after falling from a second-floor hotel balcony in Cancun, Mexico, his wife said Thursday.

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Slain CU junior resisted 2 robbers


David Parrish
3/26/08

A University of Colorado student on spring break in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, was shot and killed this week when he tried to resist two robbers, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said Friday. 
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U.S. Sailor Dies in Mexico; Boat Aground


John Long
2/2/08

A 78-year-old California man was found dead in southern Mexico after his yacht ran aground near shore, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. 

 

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Son died mysteriously at Mexico resort


Josh Iwasiuk
1/27/08

THE father of a 19-year-old Selkirk man who died in mysterious circumstances in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week said he's not optimistic that information will emerge about the nature of his son's fatality at the popular vacation destination.

 

  • Man. teen dies from apparent balcony fall in Mexico  More
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  • Family disputes story about teenager's death  More

Search continues for missing Cozumel scuba diving tourist

Rescue officials told CDNN that Yumiko Imai, a 40-year-old Japanese tourist, went missing on Sunday while scuba diving off the south coast of the popular tourist destination in Mexico's Riviera Maya. 
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Yumiko Imai
12/30/07

 

Okotoks man dies in Cancun


Chris Morin

11/21/07

CALGARY - The grieving family of an Okotoks man is disputing claims by Mexican authorities that he committed suicide by leaping to his death off a fourth-storey hotel balcony in Cancun. 
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  • Another Canadian dies in Cancun after balcony fall More
  • Vacationing Alberta man dies at Cancun resort  More

Football player's father dies scuba diving in Mexico

Arizona football players gathered after practice Monday to say a prayer for redshirt freshman receiver Devin Veal after learning of the death of his father.
Donald Veal Sr., believed to be 48, died in a scuba diving accident in Mexico last weekend.
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Donald Veal, Sr.
11/10/07

 

Hunter Berry – loved and remembered

There is nothing in the world to compare to the grief experienced by a family at the loss of a child. When 9 year-old Hunter Berry of Flower Mound died in a tragic accident while on vacation in Mexico, the world got a little colder and a little lonelier.   Read the story

Hunter Berry
7/16/07

 

U.S. tourist falls into mine in Mexico, dies


Taylor Crane
7/13/07

When you die in Mexico, there are always two stories.  There is the Mexican version and then there is the truth.  Please read how the Mexican newspapers reported Taylor's death and then read his obituary. You can clearly see what was reported by the newspapers is not the truth. 
This type of inaccurate reporting is common practice by the Mexican Government in an effort to protect their tourist industry. ~MVA


MEXICO CITY - A 16-year-old U.S. tourist fell 1,000 feet to his death at an abandoned mine in central Mexico, and rescue workers were trying to recover his body on Saturday.  Read the story

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Firefighter Killed In Mexico


The Hoover Family

5/14/07

A local firefighter, admired among his peers for his kindness and dedication, was killed in car accident Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico, along with his wife, father and stepmother.

 


Family grieving after tragedy in Mexican resort

Jeff Toews
5/12/07

The family of an Alberta man, left clinically brain dead after suffering what they say was a brutal beating in Mexico, will donate his organs in Canada.  Read the story

 

  • Tourist left brain-dead after brutal beating at Cancun resort  More

Dana Rishpy Still Missing in Mexico


Dana Rishpy
3/31/07

Last week, YFP received an anonymous post in response to an article titled, "New Evidence in the Dana Rishpy Case". Anonymous indicated that YFP misrepresented the facts. YFP would like to state the following.  Read the story

Ottawa man drowns while on Cancun vacation

Michael Kim had to wait until he was 23 before enjoying the chance to go on a spring break vacation. But when the opportunity finally came this year, things went horribly wrong for the Ottawa man described as "one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet."  Read the story

 

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Michael Kim
3/21/07

 

Italian tourist’s death in Mexico surrounded in mystery


Simone Renda
3/3/07

To die in a cell, like an animal. Without water for three days and three nights. Without medical assistance, far from one’s family, jailed without having committed any offence.  Read the story

 

 


Another Canadian Is Killed In Mexico After Apparent Hit & Run


Glifford Glasier
1/17/07

Another apparent hit-and-run in Mexico has cost a Canadian vacationer his life and left another family shattered and searching for answers. 
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Ontario teen's death in Mexico no accident, family says


Adam DePrisco

1/8/07

Relatives of a 19-year-old Ontario man who died in Mexico over the weekend believe he was beaten to death, even though police say he was hit by a car.
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  • Autopsy set for man killed in Mexico  More

Mass. Man, 22, Dies Mysteriously At Cancun Resort


Nolan Webster
1/7/07

(CBS4) BOSTON A Massachusetts family is grieving the death of their son and trying to solve the mystery of how he died suddenly on a recent vacation to Mexico.  Read the story

Guest at Royal Solaris Resort in Cancun Falls to Death in Elevator Accident


Andrew R. Smith
6/21/06

A Wilson High School student fell to his death in an elevator shaft in a resort hotel in Cancun, Mexico, his family said Friday.  Read the story

 


Frustration mounts over Mexico investigation


Domenico and Annunziata Ianiero
2/20/06

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  • Canadian hurt, Mexican police accused of cover-up  More

Anthony Adam Ramos

Anthony was vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with his parents. On August 27th, 2OO5 after a long morning of riding A-TV's, Anthony was swimming in the resort pool. Suddenly his parents heard that a boy was drowning due to the pool drain
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Anthony Ramos
8/27/05

 

Memory of Lovell Keith Adams, Jr.


Lovell Keith Adams, Jr.
3/18/05

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved son, Lovell Keith Adams Jr, better know as "JR" who was born in Gilroy CA on July 17, 1987 and was killed on March 18, 2005 at the age of 17 while vacationing in a resort area between Cancun Mexico and Playa Del Carmen   Read the story

Miami child dies in Mexican parasailing accident

CANCUN, Mexico – A 9-year-old Miami girl (Jazmin Torres) died when a cord broke on her parasail and she collided with a hotel at this Caribbean resort, Quintana Roo police said Thursday. Read the story

 

Jazmin Torres
6/12/04

 


Who killed Kristen?


Kristen Deyell
4/4/04

Guadalajara is Mexico's Silicon Valley. Where there's big money to be made -- thanks to high-tech giants that have put down roots here and the pricey technical colleges that feed them.

Like the one Kristen Deyell of Calgary signed up at last year. For Kristen -- much more than a three-month student exchange -- it was a chance to immerse herself in a language and a culture she loved. Read the story

Cancun Spring Break Ends in Tragedy


A
manda Eskridge
3/16/04

Our daughter went on a Cancun vacation with three close friends during spring break in 2004.  On March 16, 2004 my daughter, Amanda died when a Cancun Mass Transit bus struck her while she was walking across the main highway to her hotel.    Read the story

Brent's Story

On April 26th, 2003 Brent Midlock, his Mom, sisters went to the salt water swimming pool at the resort that they were transferred to after being told that where they were scheduled to stay was overbooked. 
Read the story

 

Brent Midlock
4/26/03

 

MSNBC Cancels Mexico Balcony Death Segment During Spring Break Season

Tim worked for travel giant Apple Vacations; but no one in the company was warned about multiple past Mexico balcony deaths, ongoing balcony litigation, and that Apple and other travel companies were continuing to advertise and promote unsafe Mexico hotels throughout North America that remain a death hazard for any vacationer and his family.  Read the story

Tom Flocco
5/18/00