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Canadian couple murdered in Ajijic, Mexico

February 10, 2014

An elderly Canadian couple were found murdered after thieves broke into their home in Ajijic on Sunday.

The victims were identified as a Nina Discombe, 67 and Edward Kular, 84, who had been living in the leafy La Floresta neighborhood for about six months. Their bodies were found by a gardener on Sunday morning but it is believed that the attack took place on Saturday night.

The victims had been beaten and stabbed to death at their home the northern shore of Lake Chapala, an area popular with North American retirees. It is thought that robbery was the motive for the attack. The assailants stole money, jewelry and two vehicles with Ontario license plates, according to the local police department.

A writer from Montreal, Quebec, Discombe wrote on her website that “A few years ago, I decided to spend my winters in Mexico, where I sleep under a mosquito net and set my alarm for 5:30, hoping to catch a few hours of writing time before the roosters and muffler-less trucks welcome the dawn. When the jacarandas stop blooming, I return to Canada to my cottage in Quebec where the silence and the occasional call of the loon make me yearn for the cacophony of Mexico.”

“A perfect day for me is a morning at my desk, lunch with a friend, a siesta, a sunset over Lake Chapala,” Discombe added.

For all the latest on this story see The Guadalajara Reporter.

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