PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Mexican authorities say a U.S. man is being held in the death of his American girlfriend in the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen.
The Quintana Roo state prosecutors’ office says the 59-year-old man was detained by federal police at the Cancun airport before he was to board a flight to Atlanta.
The office is not naming the man but says he faces a criminal homicide investigation in the death of the woman, with whom he was in a relationship.
The prosecutors’ office says the woman was found dead Wednesday in a condo the couple had rented. A forensic examination concluded she died of asphyxia by strangulation.
The man is in police custody in Playa del Carmen.