Florida man found strangled in Mexico

Body of 22-year-old found on dirt road near Cancun

Published On: Mar 05 2014 06:17:08 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 05 2014 12:28:51 PM EST
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CANCUN, Mexico -

Mexican authorities are investigating the death of a 22-year-old Central Florida man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City tells Local 6 Craig Taylor was found dead on a dirt road on Sunday in Punta Sam, a residential area north of downtown Cancun.

Officials say that the night before, Taylor, his brother and two friends had gone to a bar in downtown Cancun. Prosecutors have detained the bar's owner and five employees for questioning.

Witnesses told Mexican newspapers they saw the men arguing with the bar staff, claiming they were overcharged for drinks.

Authorities say the group arrived in Cancun on Friday from the United States.