On Tuesday, an inquiry was initiated following the discovery of four deceased individuals outside a beachfront resort in Cancun, Mexico.
The Attorney General’s Office for Quintana Roo, the state where Cancun is situated, reported that three of the corpses were found on Monday in a parcel of land along Kukulkan Boulevard.
Shortly thereafter, a fourth body was found concealed under vegetation in the same area.
At present, there is no immediate information regarding the identities or nationalities of the victims, and no names have been made public.
While authorities have detained two suspects in relation to the killings, they have not disclosed the causes of death, nor provided additional details about the arrests. The motive behind the incident is still being investigated.
The disturbing discovery occurred just days after a group of men approached and shot a U.S. tourist in the leg in the nearby town of Puerto Morelos.
Although the motive for this attack remains unclear, the victim is expected to recover from his non-life-threatening injuries.
These recent incidents, coupled with ongoing violence in the resort city, have led the U.S. State Department to issue a travel advisory for the region.
The advisory warns travelers to exercise caution, especially after dark, in Mexico’s Caribbean beach resorts such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, which have previously been affected by drug-related violence.