Victoria man dead while vacationing in Mexico, federal government says

Second Canadian in custody following Roger Corbett's death

Roger Corbett

A Canadian killed in Mexico has been identified by family and friends as a 48-year-old man from Victoria.

Several Facebook posts offer condolences to Roger Corbett’s family, and his son refers to Corbett as his rock and foundation.

A post from the family said Corbett died while on vacation.

A colleague at his Victoria business, Corbett’s Painting, said Thursday the death has come as a deep shock.

“I don’t see the benefit of discussing it any further,” said a woman at the Corbett office. “I’m the accountant for his business and we’ve got a family that’s deeply in grief.”

The woman said members of Corbett’s family were unable to comment.

“When somebody passes away in another country, it just complicates things further. Right now they are just too involved with what’s going on for them personally.”

Global Affairs Canada confirmed they are providing consular services to the family. Department spokesman Austin Jean also said a second Canadian was taken into custody in Mexico following Corbett’s death and consular staff are assisting him too.

Jean said Canadian officials are trying to gather more information, but further details can’t be released due to privacy concerns.

The Canadian Press

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