Mexican authorities announced Thursday they believe a body discovered in Los Cabos is that of missing 41-year-old Christine St-Onge, of Canada.
According to the Montreal Gazette, St-Onge, of Loval, located in Northwestern Quebec, went missing December 4 while vacationing in Los Cabos with “a male companion.” The unidentified man returned a day before the duo’s scheduled departure, without St-Onge. He reportedly committed suicide the following day.
According to CBC News, the body believed to be that of St-Onge was discovered in the vicinity of a Los Cabos hotel. Authorities have reportedly estimated that she died at least five days prior to the discovery. An autopsy is pending in order to make a positive identification. Authorities said at a news conference that the woman’s family was notified about the discovery of a body.
— Montreal Informer (@montrealinform) December 13, 2018
A Mexican news article translated by the Montreal Gazette said “it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma,” and “blood stains had been found in the hotel room” where St-Onge and the man are believed to have been staying.
Officials said St-Onge was last heard from by loved ones on December 4. Other information, such as the specific relationship between St-Onge and the traveling companion, or where he was from, has not yet been disclosed.
Canadian authorities said the investigation is ongoing, and they are working with Mexican officials on the case.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as information becomes available.
[Feature photo: Christine St-Onge/handout]