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Canadian resident of Playa del Carmen dies after altercation while partying in park

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Canadian resident of Playa del Carmen has died from his injuries after being stabbed while partying in a park.

The man, who has only been identified as a 30-year-old male, died from a stab wound to the chest in the Lázaro Cárdenas park in Colonia Colosio in Playa del Carmen. According to the preliminary report, the young man was partying in the park with three others when an altercation between them broke out.

While previous local reports said that the man was assaulted during a robbery in the park, police say that when they arrived, they found several small bags of crack cocaine on his person, adding that one of the three people with him in the park was responsible for the stabbing.

Police say that they received the call through emergency 911 who reported the altercation. The man lived in the residential area of Colosio and reportedly worked in a Riviera Maya hotel.

UPDATE: An unidentified source says the deceased is 27-year-old Taylor Kristopher Meyer from Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles who was out celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday when the stabbing took place.

Police have not confirmed this information.