Mexican authorities partially identify possible suspects in slaying of Canadian tourists
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Mexican authorities said Wednesday they have partially identified two potential Canadian suspects in connection with the knife slayings of a Canadian couple in their five-star hotel room near this Pacific coast resort city.Domenico Ianiero, 59, and his wife, Annunziata, 55, were found with their throats slit in their room at the Barcelo Maya Hotel, 19 kms (12 miles) south of the town Playa del Carmen on Monday.They had arrived on Saturday and were enjoying festivities leading up to the wedding of a daughter, state Attorney General Bello Melchor Rodriguez said.Rodriguez said Wednesday that authorities had found traces of a blood in a nearby room occupied by other Canadian guests. The guests registered using only last names, however, and abandoned the hotel early Monday. They were not part of the wedding party, Melchor said.Police were checking with the travel agent apparently used by the Canadian suspects to obtain their full identities, Melchor said. He did not say how authorities had tracked down the travel agency.Vail, Colorado
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