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Monday 17 of June 2024

US Man Held in Girlfriend's Death in Mexico

US Embassy in Mexico City confirmed the death of Tamra Turpin

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Mexican authorities say a U.S. man is being held in the death of his American girlfriend in the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen.

Federal police identify the man as 59-year-old John Loveless, but have not released his hometown. A police statement says he was detained at the Cancun airport before he was to board a flight to Atlanta.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City confirmed the death in Playa del Carmen of an American citizen. It identified her as Tamra Turpin.

Neither Mexican nor U.S. officials would release any other details.