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.
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.
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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