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Playa del Carmen taxi driver found murdered outside Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Police responded to the call of an abandoned Playa del Carmen taxi outside Tulum early Friday morning. When they arrived, the found the body of a 58-year-old man. The man was found laying face down on a dirt road less than 20 kilometers north of Tulum.

The man, who on a preliminary basis was reported as beaten and strangled, was found a few meters from his taxi. The unit was seen by passing motorists using the federal 307 highway.

An anonymous call led Tulum police to the site where they verified the taxi and found the body. Located was the body of 58-year-old Guillermo S, a Playa del Carmen tax driver.

Forensic personnel determined the man had been dead about three hours before being found. An autopsy will determine the official cause of death.