With files from Kyle Benning
Please note the link in this article leads to a Mexican newspaper website which contains graphic/disturbing images.
According to local Mexican newspapers, an arrest has been made for the murder of 74-year-old Barbara McClatchie-Andrews.
Juan Carlos Lopez Martinez, who was described as McClatchie-Andrews’ driver taking her back to her home, is now in custody.
Mexican outlets are reporting that robbery may have served as motive for the crime.
Staff at an art gallery in Vancouver were stunned to learn that one of their local photographers based in Mexico had been killed.
A state prosecutor in the Mexican state of Yucatan says McClatchie-Andrews was found strangled by a roadside near the city of Merida on Sept. 30.
Andrews’ representatives couldn’t believe it when Mexican authorities pronounced the photographer dead.
The owner and manager of Art Works Gallery Deanna Geisheimer says her photos could get people to pause and see things they couldn’t the first time.
“It took me something like about 10 times when I looked at one of her photographs and I was always drawn to it until I finally realized it was actually of a toilet seat cover with flies and dirt all over it.”
“Barbara was ageless in attitude, incredibly gifted, wickedly intelligent, kind beyond measure and had the most wonderful sense of humour. And that’s the impression that she left with us.”
McClatchie-Andrews earned her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.
Geisheimer says McClatchie Andrews was born and raised in Vancouver and lived in Tsawwassen before she decided to move to Mexico in 2007.