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Mexican official says Canadian woman killed in Mexico's Yucatan state

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October 01, 2016 - 11:35 AM

MERIDA, Mexico - An official in Mexico is confirming a 74-year-old Canadian woman was killed in the Yucatan state.

State prosecutor spokesman Baruch Velasquez identified the Canadian as Barbara McClatchie Andrews.

Velasquez says she was a resident of Merida, the capital of Yucatan.

In a news release, the state prosecutor says the woman was found dead Friday morning on the side of the highway connecting Merida with Cancun.

The statement says the victim had been strangled to death.

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