A Canadian family went to Mexico for a dream vacation only to experience their worst nightmare when their 22-year-old daughter was mysteriously drugged at a luxury resort in Riviera Maya.
Two months after their horrifying ordeal, the mother Karen Newton is still trying to make sense and piece together the events that led to her precious daughter’s worst experience where she found herself half-naked and slurring her words at the said resort.
The family vacationed at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda resort. To the mother’s utter shock, her daughter returned to the family’s room after spending some time at the beach clearly disoriented and barely able to walk. Newton said it became immediately clear to her that her daughter was drugged.
The 22-year-old young lady wasn’t vomiting at that time, but her mother described her as having little muscle control then and couldn’t even speak.
The mother apparently did not immediately report the incident to the authorities, and instead allowed her daughter to get some rest. Newton tucked her daughter in and then fell asleep beside her. The second big surprise came when she woke up three hours later to find her sleeping daughter gone.
The mother frantically ran around the resort, desperately looking for her daughter and shouting her name until she came across a security guard. After hearing her tale, the guard made a call in Spanish. He even asked Newton if she understood the language but she admitted she didn’t.
A golf cart arrived, and the guard took off, surprisingly leaving Newton behind, alone, standing there in the dark at 4:30 a.m and fearful about her daughter’s safety.
Newton decided to go back to her room where she found two security guards carrying her daughter, again half-naked and stumbling. An angry man came chasing at them.
Newton shared another shocking development to their ordeal: “He was irritated that they were taking her. When I saw her, she only had on her skimpy little underwear, bare feet, a towel wrapped around her, coming down the hallway and this guy looking, peering over her like ‘Who’s taking my girl?’
The mother rushed to her daughter’s aid, and mysteriously saw the men gone when she turned around. She brought her disoriented daughter back into their room where she kept muttering the puzzling, “nine-hundred-fifty dollars.”
When she woke up the next morning, the daughter remembered nothing. She confronted the resort managers who were reluctant to help them. Newton said she was made to feel like it was their fault.
They did not report the matter to Mexican authorities and just decided to go back to their home country.
The family doesn’t want to return to Mexico anymore, and warns others of the dangers. Newton believes “there’s more to this deeper, darker story than we know.”
An official at BlueBay Grand Esmeralda merely told media that they are “looking into the matter.”