On Monday, local authorities in the vacation destination of Cancun, Mexico, reportedly said that they had discovered the remains of four people in the hotel zone of the city, close to the beach.
There was currently no information available on the nationalities of the victims or their identities.
The news of the fatalities broke just a few days after it was reported that a tourist from the United States had been shot in the leg in the adjacent town of Puerto Morelos.
Initially, the public prosecutor’s office stated that three corpses were discovered on Monday in a parking lot next to one of the beachfront hotels along Kukulkan Boulevard in Cancun.
They then went on to say that a fourth corpse was discovered behind the overgrowth on the same parcel of land, increasing the total number of deaths to four.
Two people were taken into custody, according to prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo, which is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
They stated that an investigation was being conducted into the fatalities, however they did not provide any information on the cause of death. According to reports, the four victims died as a result of gunshot wounds.
A tourist from the United States was shot in the leg by numerous unknown assailants when he was visiting Puerto Morelos in the past week.
The reason for the crime is still being looked into. The injured man was sent to a hospital in Cancun for treatment, where it was determined that his condition, though serious, was not life threatening.
A travel alert that was issued by the United States Department of State last month, warned travelers to exercise increased caution, at Mexico’s Caribbean popular beach resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, which have been plagued by drug gang violence in the past.