Retired B.C. woman found murdered in Mexico
CTV British Columbia
Published Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:01PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, May 24, 2013 3:10PM PDT
A retired B.C. policewoman has been found murdered at her home in one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, according to local newspapers.
Her body was discovered Wednesday morning in an area known as Sacbe in Playa del Carmen, though authorities are not yet sure how long ago she died.
Friends identify the victim as 60-year-old Lynn Earle, and the West Vancouver Police Department confirms a constable of the same name retired from their ranks 17 years ago.
The victim was reportedly stabbed multiple times in an apparent robbery.
Foreign Affairs said it is providing assistance to Earle's family, but would not comment further on the case due to privacy concerns.
News of the killing came the same day North Vancouver Mounties issued an appeal for information about Trevor Roseborough, who lived on a boat near Puerto Vallarta but hasn’t been heard from in 16 months.
Last year, another two British Columbians were violently murdered in Mexico. Former Vancouver Island resident Ron Mackintosh was reportedly found tied to a tree near Barra de Navidad.
Robin Wood of Salt Spring Island was shot and killed during a robbery near Manzanillo.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Jina You