Two American Tourists Found Dead in Mexican Hotel Room

In a devastating incident, two American tourists were discovered dead in their luxury hotel room at Hyatt’s Rancho Pescadero in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Paramedics who responded to the scene reported experiencing “intoxication symptoms such as hypoxia and racing heartbeat,” leading them to leave and seek medical attention for themselves, as they felt the environment was unsafe, according to statements made to ABC News.

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Upon entering the room on Tuesday night at approximately 9:10 p.m. local time, the paramedics found a lifeless woman on the bed and a lifeless man in the fetal position on the shower floor, which was still running. The American victims, identified as 28-year-old Abby Lutz and 41-year-old John Heathco from Newport Beach, California, showed no signs of vital signs. Authorities determined that the victims had been deceased for approximately 10 to 11 hours before their discovery, and there were no indications of violence or a struggle. The exact cause of death is yet to be determined, and the State Attorney General’s Office of Baja California Sur stated on Thursday that it was related to “intoxication by substance to be determined.”

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Rancho Pescadero, a picturesque boutique beachfront hotel owned by Hyatt, is situated in the serene village of El Pescadero, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Sierra de Laguna mountain range. The hotel’s general manager, Henar Gil, issued a statement asserting that they do not believe the cause of death of both americans was linked to any issues with the hotel’s infrastructure or facilities, including carbon monoxide or any harmful gases.

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Expressing deep condolences, Gil extended support to the families and loved ones of Abby and John, emphasizing that the entire Rancho Pescadero team was profoundly affected by the tragedy. He pledged to provide assistance and empathy to the grieving families throughout this unimaginably difficult time. The hotel management remains fully cooperative with the ongoing investigation by the authorities into the circumstances surrounding the incident.


Abby Lutz’s family released a statement expressing shock and sorrow upon learning of their beloved Abby’s passing. They described her as having an adventurous spirit and a kind heart, with a love for travel and sharing her zest for life with those around her. The family requested thoughts and prayers during this incredibly challenging period.

The investigation into the deaths of both american victims Abby Lutz and John Heathco continues as authorities work diligently to uncover the cause of this heartbreaking tragedy.