Mexico: 2 American tourists found dead in hotel room

The two Americans found dead inside their luxury hotel room in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Tuesday night have been identified — as authorities revealed the pair had been dead for at least 10 hours before their bodies were discovered. The two Americans had been staying at the Hotel Rancho Pescadero, a luxury resort owned by Hyatt in El Pescadero, a small town north of Cabo San Lucas.

Hotel Rancho Pescadero- Mexico
Hotel Rancho Pescadero- Mexico, where the two were found dead.

The victims were identified by the Baja California Sur Attorney General’s Office as John Heathco, 41, and Abby Lutz, 28.

The tourists found dead in Mexico
The tourists found dead in their hotel room in Mexico

Police and paramedics arrived at the hotel on Tuesday evening after receiving a report that the Americans were unconscious in their room and the were no signs of violence on their bodies. Inside, they found a man and a woman with no vital signs.

Vacation in Mexico turns into a horror.

According to the Attorney General’s statement, Their cause of death was deemed as “intoxication by substance to be determined.” The family writes that Lutz had been on vacation in Mexico with her boyfriend when they experienced what they thought was a bout of food poisoning. They went to the hospital for treatment and the family were told they were doing better. Later on, the family received a phone call saying the pair had died in their sleep in their hotel room.

Lutz’s family has set up a GoFundMe to help bring their daughter’s body home “so we can have the funeral she deserves,” they said. So far, it has raised over US$24,000 of its US$30,000 goal.

Abby Lutz, Mexico-tourist death


Back to top button