Elderly Ontario couple killed in Mexican home

Nina Discombe and Edward Kular were killed in their Mexican home. (Facebook photo)

Nina Discombe and Edward Kular were killed in their Mexican home. (Facebook photo)

Kevin Connor and Chris Hofley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

An elderly Ontario couple is dead after thieves broke into their Mexican home over the weekend and looted it.

Nina Discombe, 72, of Ottawa, and Edward Kular, 84, of Toronto, were found murdered Sunday morning.

"They were brutally beaten and stabbed. They were targeted. I hope they catch these bastards," Kular's daughter-in-law Christine said Monday.

The couple arrived six months ago in Ajijic, a town 50 km south of Guadalajara, where they had purchased a house.

"My father-in-law had been going down for years and never had any problems. He used to rent, and they had just taken possession of the house," Kular said.


Forensic workers carry a body out of a house in Ajijic, near Guadalajara February 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta)

A gardener found their bodies Sunday morning, according to police chief Ernesto Robles, as quoted in Mexican media.

Robles said a gang of thieves who had been active in the area may be responsible.

"They stole everything. They even took their two vehicles. We are just in shock and can't believe it. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. It hasn't hit home yet," Kular said.

The family is in contact with the Canadian consulate but has no plans to travel to Mexico.


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