Three Americans found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning at Mexico City Airbnb, official says
By Alistair Bell
A week after four people died in the city from carbon monoxide poisoning at an Airbnb rental in Mexico City, locals are still reeling from what is almost certainly a serial murder.
It’s not clear yet how anyone could have survived, but residents are still shocked by the discovery of the four deaths as well as the discovery of seven dead bodies around the city.
Some are calling it a homicide, while others say it was likely a gas explosion as it was found nearby.
The investigation is ongoing but authorities believe it is likely a serial murders as four deaths are reported near the same time of the year where the weather is warmer and there is less wind.
On Thursday, an apartment in Acapulco was also raided after it was found to have been rented out before.
While investigators are interviewing potential suspects, a police source told news agency AFP they have already ruled out the theory of a gas explosion.
Local media have not yet made statements about who they think was behind the deaths despite media reports saying it was an American couple.
US authorities confirmed that the couple had been found dead in the apartment, where they had been staying.
In a statement released by the American Consulate in Mexico, officials confirmed they were aware of the two deaths and are working with authorities in the US.
“We were advised that two of the victims have been identified, and we are actively working with the Mexican authorities to assist them with the investigation,” the American Consulate said.
While the American couple’s names are not known, the Associated Press is reporting that they were American.
The death toll from the four killed in Mexico City was later revised to seven after two men were found dead after going into the building where the couple were staying in the capital.
Mexico City authorities have confirmed that four people in the apartment had died after carbon monoxide poisoning at the time of their death.
Mexican media reported on Thursday that the dead were an American couple and a German tourist. But so far no other details beyond the two fatalities have been released.
The tragedy marks the latest tragedy in a city where a year earlier more than 2,000 people were killed by a series of earthquakes in which the