Three Americans were found dead at an Airbnb they rented out in Mexico City for a trip to celebrate the Day of the Dead, authorities and family said Wednesday.
Kandace Florence, 28, of Virginia Beach, had been staying at the Airbnb with high school friend Jordan Marshall, 28, also of Virginia Beach, along with Marshall’s friend Courtez Hall, relatives told NBC News and affiliate WAVY of Portsmouth, Virginia.
Florence and Marshall are childhood friends from Virginia, according to Jennifer Marshall. The trio had been in the city to mark Día de los Muertos, an annual holiday traditionally held on Nov. 1 and 2 that honors the dead in a celebration of life and death, their relative have said.
Florence had been speaking with her boyfriend over the phone the night of Oct. 30 and told him she wasn’t feeling well, WAVY reported. At some point, the call dropped and Florence’s boyfriend was unable to reach her again, so he contacted the Airbnb host and asked if they could check on the group, the outlet reported.
When authorities arrived, they found all three of the Airbnb guests dead, WAVY reported. An official cause of death is still under investigation.