The covered-up body of a dead Canadian man lies on a street in Culiacan January 16, 2012.
Police in the city of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, said a man was shot to death on the street Sunday night, reports the website debate.com.mx.
They identified the man as 35-year-old Salid Abdulacis Sabas (spelled Salih Abadulaziz Sahbaz in an initial report). Police said he was of Iranian or Iraqi descent and carrying Canadian identification, as well as a large amount of cash, the website said.
Sahbaz was pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy later confirmed he died of gunshot wounds, including one or more to the head, according to the report.
Police found nine .45-calibre bullet casings near his remains, and about $20,000 in pesos on him, the website said.
Mexican authorities have asked Canadian authorities and Interpol for help with the investigation.
As of Monday, no family members had come forward to claim his body.
Sahbaz is the third Canadian to be killed in Mexico this year. Ximena Osegueda, a 39-year-old University of British Columbia student, was found stabbed to death and burned on a beach near Huatulco on Jan. 4. Earlier that week, Robin Wood, 57, of Salt Spring, B.C., was fatally shot during an alleged home invasion in Melaque on Jan. 2.