VANCOUVER — Mexico authorities have detained a Canadian man in connection to the suspected homicide of a 23-year-old former New Brunswicker.
Staff at a resort hotel in Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun, found Kiara Agnew, of Dawson Creek, B.C., dead in her room.
According to a GoFundMe set up by Agnew’s family, the 23-year-old had been with her boyfriend on what the family called a “dream birthday vacation” — a dream that “turned into a nightmare” when relatives learned of her death.
Agnew grew up in Plaster Rock, N.B., before moving to Dawson Creek, B.C. as a teenager.
In a tweet by Seguridad Pública Solidaridad, a Mexican police force, law enforcement said in Spanish that a “foreign national” is being investigated for femicide.
The man remains in custody, police said, and possible charges are being considered.
With files from The Canadian Press.