Chris Cleave, who had lived in Mexico for over ten years, was tragically killed in the street while driving with his 14-year-old daughter on Saturday morning (March 12).
Chris Cleave from Cornwall who was assassinated in Mexico reportedly received a threatening message from drug dealers.
What happened to Chris Cleave? Cause of death
According to local sources, a man believed to be Mr Cleave was threatened earlier this month, along with two other individuals, in a so-called narcomanta, a statement put on a fabric banner by a local drug cartel.
The well-known 54-year-old businessman was a real estate agent in Cancun. He originally resided in Truro.
Mr Cleave was travelling through Playa del Carmen in a red Audi when he was approached by two men on motorcycles, according to the DailyMail.
Chris Cleave Obituary yet to be released
According to local sources, a man believed to be Mr Cleave was threatened along with two other men in a so-called narcomanta, a statement put by a local drug cartel on a fabric banner, in Playacar, an upmarket beach district of Playa del Carmen.