A Winnipeg woman is grieving the loss of her husband after a vacation in Mexico.

In a social media post, Stacey Ropos says her husband Jesse Ropos, originally from Kenora and a father of three, was murdered while on vacation at a Mexico resort.

Her post states while she returned to the hotel from a trip to the bar together at 11:45 p.m., she was woken up by hotel staff at 3 a.m. who informed her that Jesse had been found unresponsive and had passed away.

A second post from Stacey states Jesse’s cause of death was from asphyxiation and that two people have been arrested.

A spokesperson with Global Affairs Canada, which manages diplomatic relations between countries, confirmed the death and that consular services are being provided to the family - but could not confirm the details of any ongoing investigations.

A GoFundMe page to support his family has been created. An organizer with the fundraiser, Tamas Turza, says Stacey is still in Mexico as she works to return Jesse’s body home.

As of the time of writing, the GoFundMe has raised over $12,000 towards its goal of $14,000. You can find it HERE.