A Texas firefighter, Elijah Snow, was found dead in a hotel in Cancun where he and his wife were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. Snow’s family believes that he may have been kidnapped and murdered after Mexican officials found his body trapped in a hotel bathroom window.
Snow and his wife were drinking at a hotel bar when his wife returned to their room. Snow stayed behind. Once Snow’s wife realized he hadn’t returned to the room in the early morning, she contracted the authorities.
Officials in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said Friday that Snow died of mechanical asphyxiation after getting trapped in the bathroom window of the hotel, which was different from the one where he and his wife were staying several miles away.
An investigation is ongoing, and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico is monitoring the case.