A former Canadian honorary counsul in Mexico has been found dead at his home in Cancun.
Authorities in Mexico described the death of 62-year old Daniel Lavoie as having happened “with violence”.
They have not revealed any possible motives or said whether or not they have identified any suspects.
According to a local newspaper, Milenio, Lavoie was found by a friend who hadn’t been able to reach the retiree from Quebec for some time.
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.”
with files from CBC