Canadian wine merchant murdered in Cabo San Lucas

Canadian Craig Harrison (pictured here with his wife Lori) was murdered in Mexico. (Photo: Toronto Sun)

Wealthy wine merchant, hotelier and realtor Craig Harrison’s tropical dream became a nightmare on the beaches of Mexico.

According to TORONTO SUN, the 65-year-old — originally from South Africa and who later settled in Vancouver — was found washed up on the sandy beaches in Cabo Pulmo National Park on Saturday, September 12th.

Cabo Pulmo is located 132 kilometers (81 miles) northeast of Cabo (INEGI)

Harrison had disappeared on Aug. 29, according to Mexican media reports.

Cops say he had been stabbed in the chest before he was thrown into the Gulf of California. His killer or killers loaded him down with a backpack full of rocks to make any chance of survival impossible.

So far, cops are not offering any motive in the slaying. His car was also missing.

Before moving with his wife, Lori, to chic Cabo San Lucas in 1997, Harrison ran a successful wine import business in the Vancouver area.

He immigrated to Canada in his 20s and his fortune was made when he won the right to distribute and import popular Corona beer in western Canada.

He later began investing in Los Cabos vacation properties in the 1980s.

After moving to Baja California Sur, Harrison and Lori worked in real estate and ran a vacation rental business.

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