Last updated on November 13, 2018
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — New Information: Police have arrested a man for his alleged participation in the stabbing death of a foreigner from November 9.
Armed with an arrest warrant, ministerial police have taken 28-year-old Hilario N into custody, accused of a murder that occurred in a park in Colosio. According to information from the Vice-Office of Riviera Maya, Hilario N, who goes by the street name El Chemo, is from the city of Chiapa of Corzo in the state of Chiapas.
Through a statement, they said that agents detained Hilario N in the Villamar 1 subdivision with an arrest warrant issued by the State Attorney General’s Office.
An unidentified source told Riviera Maya News that the deceased was not Canadian, but was 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. They have only said “The consulate of the United States are conducting the corresponding procedures for the identification and transfer of the victim to his place of origin, who died as a result of knife injuries on November 9.”
During the early morning hours of November 9, an altercation in a park in the area of Colosio was reported with police responding. When they arrived, they found one deceased male with a stab wound to the chest.
It was initially reported that the deceased male was of Canadian decent, however, officials reported that after locating his passport, his identity and nationality were corroborated that he was from California. Very little information has been released about the crime.