employee of the month
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Playa del Carmen
Actually, it seems to have been a robbery that went wrong. Of course, it is hard to know what really happened. From what we have heard, she was walking alone on the beach at night, north of the farthest resort, Gala.
I can't belive they only searched intially for an hour for her? That is really shoddy police work.
My guess is that she broke her fingers from defending herself (fairly common stuggling injury), I didn't get the idea she was tourtored, it even sounds as if the murder might have been accidental on the part of the killer or killers?
Thanks for providing the proper links to read it.
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Playa...now Iowa
Not translated well, but you get the idea...
BEACH Of CARMEN, SOLIDARITY, 20 of March. - A German tourist
sadistically was tortured and assassinated in a solitary place of the
exclusive tourist complex Playacar; the body of the victim was found
the morning of today Sunday, although it was reported like disappeared
by his husband from the night of Saturday.
The victim who presented/displayed exhibition of encephalic, courteous
mass with cutting weapon in the palms of the hands and the fracture of
two left fingers, was identified as Iris Schellert of 55 years of age
and stayed with their husband in the room number 2650 of the Iberostar
hotel of the exclusive tourist complex.
At the time of being found, the victim of a murder still carried a
pair of earrings and next to their body on a great rock that
apparently was used by its assassins to complete it and the cover of a
The security in Playacar in where they are located more than 5
thousand quarters, by dispositions of the people in charge, is in
charge of deprived companies, reason why it is restricted the
patrolling of the Municipal Direction of Public Security, as well as
the one of Transit.
According to data successfully obtained by reporters of this newspaper
in police official sources; to 20:45 hours of Saturday, the Tourist
Police received a call of aid by the disappearance of the tourist,
reason why the police elements with the support of two cuatrimotos
occurred to the task of crossing the zone, without positive result
some, reason why given the dark in the area hours suspended the search
The search of the German tourist disappear, reinitiated in the morning
to 5 of today Sunday, in an operative one coordinated by the assistant
director of Public Security, Manuel Lopez Kantún, with the
participation of 10 elements and the support of 2 cuatrimotos,
assigned to the Tourist Police.
To 06:20 hours, an element of the Tourist Police that participated on
board in the one search cuatrimoto, it located the body without life
of the tourist, in a solitary place to approximately 300 meters of the
last hotel, in the direction of the municipal highway.
After the finding warning to the investigating agent of the Public
Ministry of Fuero Comu'n (MPFC) in turn occurred, that once it gave
faith of the facts, the corpse was raised to 7 in the morning by
personnel of well-known undertaker, to take it in its facilities for
the practice of the autopsy of Law.
Although in the MPFC greater data were not provided, more than the
number of inquiry the 781/2005, could be investigated that the body
presented/displayed the exhibition of encephalic mass in the frontal
part of the head, by a blow perhaps offered by a great rock that was
next to the body, wounded made with punzocortante weapon in both palms
of the hands, as well as the fracture of two left fingers.