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Elderly American woman found murdered in her Tulum home

Tulum, Q.R. — An elderly American woman was found dead in her home in Tulum Monday morning. The deceased woman was found by a man who had arrived early to help her with odd jobs.

When he entered the home around 9:00 a.m., he found the woman’s body laying on her bed in a pool of blood. She had a large wound to her neck. According to the man, 46-year-old Shand “N”, the deceased was someone he worked for, 77-year-old Carol “N”.

Police and paramedics were at the scene of the murder where medical personnel confirmed stab wounds. It is not known when the woman was attacked or how long she had been dead before being found.

The home where the murder took place is a single dwelling in an isolated area with a dirt road access. A home robbery is being looked into as a possible motive.