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A Regina, Sask., insurance broker has died during a vacation in Mexico and officials are investigating his death as a homicide.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Ian Trites would not release the identity of the man, but the CBC reported it was Duane Lang.
"The Canadian Embassy in Mexico City and the Canadian Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information," Trites said in an e-mail Saturday. "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who was killed in Mexico."
Lang's obituary says he died suddenly on July 28 while in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Lang was a business partner with his father and sister in Lang Insurance for 25 years and had "enjoyed many visits to Mexico throughout the years," the obituary read.
Several other Canadians have been killed or injured in Mexico this year.
Robin Wood, 57, of Salt Spring, B.C., was fatally shot during a home invasion in Melaque, about 725 km northwest of Acapulco, on Jan. 2.
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.
Salid Abdulacis Sabas, 35, was shot dead on the street in the city of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, on Jan. 15.
Sheila Nabb, 37, of Calgary was beaten and left unconscious in an elevator at the Hotel Riu Emerald Bay Jan. 20, in Mazatlan, Mexico, where she was vacationing with husband Andrew. Jose Ramon Acosta Quintero, 28, was charged with attempted murder.