Canadian photographer killed in Mexico's Yucatan state

MEXICO CITY (AP) " The prosecutor's office in the Mexican state of Yucatan says a woman found strangled by a roadside near the colonial city of Merida is Canadian photographer Barbara McClatchie.

The prosecutors' office said in a statement that the body of the 74-year-old was found early Friday on the side of a highway that runs between Merida and Cancun. The office later confirmed the body was McClatchie's.

According to her website, her work had appeared in the National Geographic.

The office said her death was under investigation.

McClatchie supported a nonprofit gallery in Merida, Galeria Inlakech.

Merida is home to many expats and foreigners, and has largely been spared the violence plaguing many other parts of the country.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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