Canadian stabbed to death in Mexico

A Mexican state official says a Canadian woman was stabbed to death in a suburb of San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city filled with foreign artists and retirees.

A Mexican state official says a Canadian woman was stabbed to death in a suburb of San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city filled with foreign artists and retirees.

Guanajuato Deputy Prosecutor Miguel Angel Rangel-Zendejas says 64-year-old Judith Zena Baylis was stabbed 21 times in her home in Atotonilco.

Rangel-Zendejas says a domestic worker reported finding the body Wednesday.

Rangel-Zendejas said Saturday that he hasn't ruled out robbery but is investigating other motives because few valuables were stolen.

The victim's husband, Arthur Baylis, had been in their Ottawa home when his wife was killed, according to media reports. Arthur still works as a dentist while his wife spent much of her time in Mexico.

"It was in the night and I think she woke up," Baylis told The Ottawa Citizen. "The person knew the outline of the house, so I think it was an inside job."

Baylis, who had been married to his wife for 39 years, say police found footprints, which they think belong to the killer.

The Canadian Embassy in Mexico City did not return calls for comment.

Picturesque San Miguel has rarely been hit by drug-related violence.