Nina Discombe and Edward Kular were found dead in their home in Mexico on the weekend. Local authorities say that they were beaten and stabbed to death.
A couple from Ontario were beaten and stabbed to death during an incident in which their home was looted and their two vehicles stolen over the weekend, Mexican authorities say.
Police said the victims were an 84-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman.
Friends and family have identified the victims as Nina Discombe and Edward Kular.
According to police, they were discovered yesterday morning by a gardener.
The slain man’s son, Steve Kular, told CBC News that the family is devastated.
"He was an amazing father to all of us, he had several grandchildren and was a great man," he said.
The couple had been living in Ajijic, a small town popular with foreign retirees, located about 50 kilometres south of Guadalajara.
Mathieu Roy, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs, told CBC News in an email that Canadian officials are providing assistance to the family of the deceased.
Roy said the department could not provide further information on the case for privacy reasons.
The Canadian government advises travellers to "exercise a high degree of caution" when visiting Mexico, though Ottawa does not currently have a nationwide advisory in effect for the country.