4 suspects identified in murder of Canadian

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At least four people — two men and two women — are being investigated for the murder of a Canadian visitor on Monday.

Oaxaca Attorney General Bernardo Rodríguez Alamilla told a press conference that Victor Masson, 27, had arrived with his Mexican girlfriend in Puerto Escondido on May 14.

The investigation has found that Masson visited a restaurant-bar on the Adoquín by himself that night, while his girlfriend met with relatives.

After Masson met a group of four people at the bar he sent off a message to his girlfriend, warning her that if he texted the word “danger” she should send his phone’s location to the police. He also explained that the four people he was with were oddly insistent in him staying, despite several attempts to leave on his own.

Official accounts presume Masson had a disagreement with the four over the bill.

The prosecutor also said that Masson managed to make some calls accusing the group of stealing his belongings. After that, there was no information on his whereabouts until he was found dead on Monday at noon in Colonia Arroyo Seco.

Media reports indicate that the victim’s wallet was not found, but his passport and phone were with him in the car.

Rodríguez said the altercation on the Adoquín is the most solid line of investigation available, and that the four individuals have been identified.

Masson has been identified as a financial advisor from Saguenay, Quebec.

He is the second foreign visitor to be killed on the Oaxaca coast in less than week. The other victim was Benjamín Gamond of Argentina, who died from injuries inflicted with a machete during an altercation in La Isla, Chacuahua, last Friday.

With reports by El Universal, NMás

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