Friday, November 13, 2015

Canadian couple died having sex in Mexican hotel hot-tub after husband had heart attack ( days before their daughter's wedding)

Tragedy: Charles (left) and Dorothy McKenzie (right) were found dead and naked in a hot tub at the Playacar Palace hotel in Mexico just two days before Mr McKenzie was due to walk their daughter down the aisle

Family and friends are grieving the loss of a Canadian couple who died while having sex in a Mexican hotel hot tub - just two days before they were due to watch their daughter tie the knot. 
Charles McKenzie, 67, died after suffering a heart attack in the hot tub at the luxury Playacar Palace Hotel in Playa del Carmen, while his wife, Dorothy, 63, drowned moments later, officials said. 
Mrs McKenzie, known as 'Dot' to friends, was apparently squashed by her dying husband's body, resulting in her death from 'asphyxiation by submersion', an autopsy found.
The pair's bodies were reportedly discovered by their 35-year-old daughter at 10am on Tuesday. 

Tragedy: Charles (left) and Dorothy McKenzie (right) were found dead and naked in a hot tub at the Playacar Palace hotel in Mexico just two days before Mr McKenzie was due to walk their daughter down the aisle
Charles McKenzie, 67, died after suffering a heart attack in the hot tub. He is pictured above in an undated photo with an unknown woman 
Charles McKenzie, 67, died after suffering a heart attack in the hot tub. He is pictured above in an undated photo with an unknown woman 
The slender Mrs McKenzie, known as 'Dot' to friends, was apparently squashed by her dying husband's body, resulting in her death from 'asphyxiation by submersion.' She is pictured above in an undated photo
The slender Mrs McKenzie, known as 'Dot' to friends, was apparently squashed by her dying husband's body, resulting in her death from 'asphyxiation by submersion.' She is pictured above in an undated photo
They are believed to have died either in the early hours of the morning, or late the night before, and there were no signs of forced entry or disorder in the room when it was investigated by police. 
Although it was initially feared that the couple may have been killed due to an electrical fault, an autopsy later showed that Mr McKenzie, known as 'Skip' to friends, died from a heart attack, officials told Canadian media.
Mrs McKenzie, meanwhile, was found to have drowned. 
The couple, both from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, had traveled to Mexico for their daughter's wedding, and were staying on the fourth floor of the hotel in Quintana Roo when the tragedy occurred.
Speaking to The Canadian Press earlier this week, Mrs McKenzie's brother, Douglas Hastings, said he didn't know whether the wedding would be cancelled following the bride's parents' deaths.
'I know that they're more concerned about the remains and cremation and things like that. I don't really know about the wedding,' said Mr Hastings, whose wife is also in Mexico for the wedding. 
The couple was found in a hot tub at the Playacar Palace hotel (above) in Mexico reportedly discovered by their 35-year-old daughter at 10am on Tuesday in their room
The couple was found in a hot tub at the Playacar Palace hotel (above) in Mexico reportedly discovered by their 35-year-old daughter at 10am on Tuesday in their room
Although it was initially feared that the couple may have been killed due to an electrical fault, an autopsy later showed that Mr McKenzie died from a heart attack. Pictured above the hot tub in one of the rooms 
Although it was initially feared that the couple may have been killed due to an electrical fault, an autopsy later showed that Mr McKenzie died from a heart attack. Pictured above the hot tub in one of the rooms 
The couple, both from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, had traveled to Playa del Carmen for their daughter's wedding.  Above Mrs McKenzie is pictured in an undated photo
The couple, both from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, had traveled to Playa del Carmen for their daughter's wedding.  Above Mrs McKenzie is pictured in an undated photo
If it had gone ahead as planned, the wedding would have taken place Thursday.
A hotel spokesman said the McKenzies' deaths are being investigated by police, but no foul play is suspected, according to CTV News.
The spokesman also dismissed reports that the couple may have been electrocuted in the tub, insisting: 'All the equipment was working perfectly. What the family mentioned was a heart attack.'
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman confirmed the deaths of two Canadians.
Consular officials are helping the couple's loved ones to deal with the tragedy.
The tight-knit community where the couple is from is remembering the pair as beloved neighbors.   
Getaway: The couple was staying on the fourth floor of the luxury hotel  when the tragedy occurred in Playa del Carmen (above) 
Getaway: The couple was staying on the fourth floor of the luxury hotel when the tragedy occurred in Playa del Carmen (above) 
A hotel spokesman said the McKenzies' deaths are being investigated by police, but no foul play is suspected. Above Mrs McKenzie is pictured in an undated photo
A hotel spokesman said the McKenzies' deaths are being investigated by police, but no foul play is suspected. Above Mrs McKenzie is pictured in an undated photo
'They're wonderful, both great people, and I'm going to miss them,' neighbor Millie Harrison told CTV News. 
'I don't even want to go up the street anymore for a long time and see their house empty.
'It's kind of sad that her mom and dad aren't able to enjoy the festivities.' 
A postal employee said she remembers the couple as being 'very nice people.'  
'Dot was very outgoing. It was like you knew her all your life, even if you didn't,' Suzanne MacDonald told CTV News.
If it had gone ahead as planned, their daughter's wedding would have taken place Thursday. Pictured above is a photo of one of the rooms at the hotel with a hot tub in it
If it had gone ahead as planned, their daughter's wedding would have taken place Thursday. Pictured above is a photo of one of the rooms at the hotel with a hot tub in it
Location: Consular officials are helping the couple's loved ones to deal with the tragedy.  Above, the hotel's location in Quintana Roo
Location: Consular officials are helping the couple's loved ones to deal with the tragedy. Above, the hotel's location in Quintana Roo

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