Body found in Mexico likely that of Christine St-Onge, Sûreté du Québec says – Montreal Gazette

Mexican police said it appeared the woman died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in her hotel room.


The Sûreté du Québec has launched an international investigation to locate Laval resident Christine St-Onge, 41, who went missing in Mexico on Dec. 5, 2018.


The body of a woman believed to be that of a Quebecer missing in Mexico for more than a week appears to have been found near a hotel in Los Cabos, provincial police said on Thursday.

Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, said an autopsy would have to be performed to determine with absolute certainty that the remains are those of 41-year-old Christine St-Onge of Laval, who has been missing since Dec. 4.

Denis said investigators had already informed St-Onge’s family of the discovery.

BCS Noticias, a Mexican news website, quoted local police as saying it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in the hotel room where she was staying. They estimated she had been dead for at least five days.

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The woman’s body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel where St-Onge had been vacationing since Nov. 29 with a male companion. The pair were supposed to return Dec. 6. However the man St-Onge was travelling with returned alone to Quebec a day earlier. He did not have his luggage but had St-Onge’s ticket, according to BCS Noticias. He took his own life the next day.

St-Onge worked at a travel agency and had been seeing her male travel companion for several months.

This story will be updated.


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