Family Of Woman Who Died At Resort Files Civil Lawsuit

Death Of 20-Year-Old Sparked Investigation By Newspaper That Exposed Other Tourist Tragedies In Mexico

Joe Gratz (CC)

The family of a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who drowned at a Mexico resort last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Abbey Conner’s family is suing the resort in Playa del Carmen and the U.S.-based company which handles its bookings. The civil complaint alleges Hotel Iberostar Paraiso del Mar and Visit Us knew that alcoholic beverages served at the resort were tainted and unfit for human consumption.

The death of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student from Pewaukee sparked an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that has exposed dozens of other tragedies experienced by tourists visiting Mexico resorts in recent years. The investigation revealed how tourists blacked out after drinking small and moderate amounts of alcohol.

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