CANCUN, Mexico – A 27-year-old German woman was raped and murdered at her home in southeastern Mexico’s Riviera Maya tourist region, the Quintana Roo state Attorney General’s Office said.
The unidentified woman’s body was found Monday afternoon by several friends who went to check on her because she failed to show up at the restaurant she ate at daily.
The woman’s friends saw her lying on the floor through a window and thought she was still alive, police said.
Paramedics had to break down the door to get inside, but they quickly determined that the woman was dead.
The woman was raped and stabbed five times in the neck early Monday, investigators said, adding that she also had wounds on her arms and hands.
Police are investigating the woman’s boyfriend, who she apparently met over the Internet. EFE