Officials in Mexico say a Canadian couple was killed in an apparent robbery at their lakeside home in a popular retirement spot for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
Chapala city spokesman Roberto Arroyo said Monday the couple was found by their gardener in a pool of blood in the living room of the house.
Arroyo says robbery is the main motive behind the Sunday attack on the pair, who have been identified as 72-year-old Nina Discombe and 84-year-old Edward Kular. They are from Ottawa and had been living in Mexico for 6 months.
He says the man was beaten on the head with a small statue and the woman was stabbed in the stomach with a kitchen knife.
Canadian officials didn't immediately respond to a request for information.