Missing Quebec, Canadian tourist, Christine St-Onge is found dead near the Mexico hotel she’d been staying – five days after her male companion she’d traveled with returned home and killed himself.
A Canadian tourist who’d been reported missing over a week ago while traveling Mexico– was on Thursday found dead near a hotel in Los Cabos.
The Montreal Gazette reported Christine St-Onge, 41, of Laval being unaccounted for since December 4 after the Quebec native traveling to Mexico, late November.
Mexican police said it appeared St-Onge had died the result of cranial trauma with blood stains found in the hotel room where she was staying. Local authorities estimated she’d been dead for at least five days.
The woman’s body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel – Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort – 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 traveling 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.
The male companion’s belongings were found in his hotel room, while his car was in front of his residence in Terrebonne according to CBC.
St-Onge, a mother of two boys, worked at a travel agency and had been seeing her male travel companion for several months.
Canada’s iheartradio identified St-Onge’s male companion as 53 year old Quebec man, Pierre Bergeron. The man was believed to have newly married St-Onge.
An autopsy is pending in order to make a positive identification. Authorities said at a news conference that the woman’s family was notified about the discovery of a body.
Canadian authorities said the investigation is ongoing, and they are working with Mexican officials on the case. It remains unclear if St-Onge’s male companion is implicated in her apparent murder and if so- what may have motivated him in taking her life?