Renee Wathelet - Facebook photo

A Montreal woman has been found stabbed to death in her Mexican apartment on an island off the Cancun coast.

Authorities found the 60-year-old woman on Thursday with multiple stab wounds and her throat cut.

The woman was in her apartment on the Isla Mujeres, about 13 kilometres northeast of Cancun, a popular resort town.

Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed a Canadian woman was killed there, but is giving no other details, citing privacy concerns.

However, the Globe and Mail is reporting that the woman is Renée Wathelet, formery of Montreal. Wathelet chronicled her time in Mexico on her website, En direct des Îles, and recently wrote of befriending a yong man.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested, according to local media reports.

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