Two Thunder Bay, Ont. women attempting to clear their names in a Mexican murder investigation have taken their case to the Internet, asking people to support their cause and tell similar stories.

Ten months after Cheryl Everall and Kimberley Kim were named in a murder investigation by Mexican authorities near Cancun, the pair has not been cleared despite a seeming lack of evidence against them.

With a new website called "Mexico Injustice," the two friends hope to pressure the Canadian government to issue a travel advisory about the country and tourist hot spot.

"The idea of the website came to share our stories but, more importantly, to hear the stories of other people so that the government can be made aware of what exactly is happening in Mexico," Cheryl Everall told

The new site - - has an online petition and letter addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Their letter tells the prime minister that "Canadian people need to be reassured that their status as citizens ... protects their rights and freedoms."

It adds that Canadian tourists in Mexico "are not safe" and the government is responsible to ensure people make an "educated decision" when booking vacations.

The website also asks visitors to share their negative experiences at the hands of the Mexican justice system. If people are willing, Everall said they may publish some of the stories on the website.

She added that they have heard from others who have been falsely accused of crimes in Mexico and allegedly extorted for money.

Their online efforts are designed to get the Canadian government to respond to their case and other instances where tourists have fallen victim to lax or possibly corrupt law enforcement.

"The government is going to need to react because the truth of the matter is that Canadians are not safe."

"Kim and I are the poster children ... for all the nameless, faceless people that have had injustices happen to them abroad," Everall said.

On Feb. 23, 2006, Everall and Kim were named by Mexican investigators as prime suspects in the murder of a Canadian couple from Woodbridge, Ont.

Domenic and Nancy Ianiero were found dead in their hotel room with their throats slashed.

The Thunder Bay women were staying at the same resort in a room a few doors away. Mexican investigators were quick to link them to the crime, saying a blood trail led back to their room.

Everall and Kim have maintained their innocence from the start. They have never been charged.

Their lawyer, Lee Baig, and Ianiero family lawyer Eddie Greenspan have criticized Mexican authorities. Greenspan has said the investigation was botched and evidence points toward another suspect, a resort security guard.

Baig told on Thursday that he can do no more for his clients.

"My work is done ... in the sense that we know what the evidence is and there is nothing that indicates they had anything to do with it at all."

"There cannot be, in the basis of the investigative file, any thought of extradition nor could there be any charges laid in Mexico against them based on what we know," Baig added.

"As yet there have been, apparently, no arrest warrants issued in Mexico because there's no evidence that points to them."

Still, Everall and Kim would like their names cleared in public. But that may not happen any time soon.

Everall called that "unacceptable" and said they are "political scapegoats" to protect Mexico's tourist industry.

"We had nothing to do with this crime."

"Knowing that there's no evidence, we question the motives of the Mexican government as to why they will not state that we had nothing to do with this," Everall said.

In early December, the attorney general for the Quintana Roo region of Mexico essentially wrapped up the case. Bello Melchor Rodriguez y Carillo told reporters in Cancun that police had done "everything there is to do."

Rodriguez y Carillo added it was "up to the Canadian authorities to do their part" in the investigation. He said Canadian police were having difficulties interviewing witnesses because they had obtained lawyers.

The investigation now appears to be stalled.

In the meantime, Greenspan intends to launch a lawsuit against the Barcelo Maya resort in Cancun on behalf of the Ianiero family. He is also considering another lawsuit against the Mexican police.

Everall declined to comment on whether she and Kim will join the lawsuits.

"We're certainly looking at all of our options."