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Area residents stumble upon burned out car with bodies on Akumal road

Akumal, Q.R. — Two bodies, one of which is reported to be a Tulum taxi driver, were found dead inside a burned-out vehicle Tuesday. Area residents located the burned car on a dirt road leading to an Akumal ranch.

Elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) confirmed the public report of the discovery of a burned car and two dead bodies.

According to preliminary information, one of the bodies shot was a Tulum taxi driver. The second deceased is believed to have been a passenger. Police have not confirmed if the burned-out vehicle was a taxi that may have belonged to the now-deceased Tulum taxi driver.

Police have not confirmed if the burned-out car was a Tulum taxi unit. Photo: April 30, 2024.

The area was cordoned off while police collected evidence and the bodies removed from the car.