Craig Taylor Kissimmee, Fla., American Dead In Mexico case: WTSP10 News is reporting today that an African-American man was found dead in Mexico after visiting a gay bar in Cancun. Officials say Craig Taylor, 22, visited 11:11 Club in Cancun, a gay bar that caters to Mexican locals and internationals. Officials say he was strangled to death after getting involved in a dispute over his bar bill. Five people have been arrested in connection with his death.
2014: Craig Taylor Timeline
Friday, February 28
Craig Taylor of Kissimmee, Fla., arrives in Mexico, along with his brother Clyde and some other friends. They secure a hotel room at Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort, according to Sipse.com The group has plans to attend a gay club in Cancun.
Saturday, March 1
Craig Taylor and his group arrive at the 11:11 Club-Cancun, where they dance and have drinks. Craig Taylor complains to Mexican employees that his bill is too high. He also tells bar employees that the waitress has stolen his credit card. Witnesses say that's when an altercation ensued between Craig Taylor and some male employees.
Craig Taylor's brother and two other friends escape the club.
Craig Taylor is thrown out of the club after the altercation and is separated from his group.
Sunday, March 2
Craig Taylor's dead body is found in some bushes along Punta Sam highway in Cancun.
An examination of his body confirms that he was murdered by strangulation.
Monday, March 3
Employees of Bar 11:11 aka 11:11 Club-Cancun were arrested in connection with the murder of the Black-American tourist.
Javier Pérez Solís, Noel Vargas 'Lilo' Gómez, Juan Antonio 'Tony' Quiroz Ortiz, Walter Berner Barrios Roca and Jesús Adolfo Alvarez Ruiz have been arrested.
Family members of the detained told police that Craig Taylor left the club and was later seen at Sexy's Club several hours later.
Claudia Leticia López Castro is the owner of the club located on the corner of Tulum Avenue on Claveles Street. (Avenida Tulum, Esq Claveles)
Malcolm X's grandson Malcolm Shabazz was also murdered over a bar bill dispute earlier this year at a club in Mexico.
Thursday, March 6
Craig Taylor's body is still in Mexico. His family is trying to raise enough money to have him transported home. Donations can be made at Gofundme.com
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