US man, Mexican woman found slain in Acapulco condo

MEXICO CITY (AP) " An American man and a Mexican woman were found murdered in a condominium in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Friday.

The bodies of the 70-year-old man and 65-year-old woman were discovered in the morning in the fourth-floor apartment with wounds on their necks consistent with strangulation, Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia told The Associated Press.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City identified the male victim as Stanley Enders, with no hometown given. The embassy said it was working with local authorities and declined to give further details citing privacy considerations.

The woman's identity was not immediately made public.

Alvarez said the condo was in a state of disorder and the hard drive for the building's security cameras was missing. He added that the victims lived in the apartment and were the administrators of the condo complex, and that preliminary signs pointed to robbery as a possible motive.

Guerrero prosecutors said in a statement that they were investigating the case as a homicide.

The bodies were discovered in a hilly neighborhood known as Condesa that overlooks the northeastern shore of Acapulco Bay.

Guerrero, along Mexico's southern coast, has been a hotbed of drug violence in recent years, and Acapulco has recorded some of the world's highest annual murder rates for a city.

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

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