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Florida man strangled in Mexico resort city of Cancun

Tourists enjoy the beach during a windy day in Cancun, Mexico, on December 1, 2010 OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

CANCUN, Mexico - Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a 22-year-old American man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said the body of Craig Taylor from Kissimmee, Fla., was found on a dirt road Sunday in Punta Sam, a residential area north of downtown Cancun, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

Officials say that the night before, Taylor, his brother and two friends had gone to a bar in downtown Cancun. Prosecutors have detained the bar's owner and five employees for questioning.

Witnesses told Mexican newspapers they saw the men arguing with the bar staff, claiming they were overcharged for drinks.

Authorities say the group arrived in Cancun on Friday from the United States.


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