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Body found near resort

UPDATE 12:00 p.m.

Mexican authorities say they have found the body of a missing Quebec woman whose partner returned to the province alone and promptly committed suicide.

Christine St-Onge hadn't been heard from since speaking to a member of her entourage Dec. 4.

Officials in Mexico told reporters Wednesday evening that St-Onge's body was found near a hotel in Los Cabos where she'd been staying and that her body bore marks of violence.

Sgt. Claude Denis of the Quebec provincial police says an autopsy will be performed in Quebec once the body is repatriated to officially confirm the identity.

Denis said investigators have been in contact with St-Onge's family to inform them of the latest information. They are also in contact with Mexican police, who are finishing up their investigation, and an RCMP liaison officer is on site in Mexico.

The male friend she was travelling with, Pierre Bergeron, returned home a day earlier than planned and died the next day of an apparent suicide. The Quebec coroner's office confirmed Thursday it is investigating Bergeron's death.

Mexican officials held a news conference Wednesday to announce St-Onge's body was discovered earlier in the day near the resort where she had been staying.


ORIGINAL 5:28 a.m.

Mexican authorities have found the body of a woman near the resort where a missing Quebecer was vacationing.

Christine St-Onge hasn't been heard from since speaking to a member of her entourage on Dec. 4.

The male friend she was travelling with returned home a day earlier than planned and died of an apparent suicide.

Sgt. Claude Denis of the Quebec provincial police says an autopsy will be performed to confirm the body discovered is that of the 41-year-old St-Onge.

He says police have contacted St-Onge's family to inform them of the latest developments. The body found near a hotel in Los Cabos showed marks of violence.

St-Onge, a travel agent from the Montreal suburb of Laval, travelled to Mexico on Nov. 29 with her friend. They were supposed to return to Canada Dec. 6.



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