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Body of Texas firefighte­r is found in window in Cancun, Mexican authoritie­s say

- By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

FORT WORTH, Texas — An investigat­ion is underway into how Texas firefighte­r Elijah Snow died Monday while vacationin­g in Cancun, according to Mexican authoritie­s.

On Twitter, Mexican authoritie­s said an “investigat­ion folder” has been started in the death of a man from Texas in the municipali­ty of Benito Juárez in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

“The circumstan­ces in which the events occurred are being investigat­ed,” according to the social media post from Fiscalía General Quintana Roo, which is the state attorney general’s office for Quintana Roo.

“The body was located in a bathroom window” at a hotel, which was not the resort where Snow was staying, according to the tweet translated from Spanish. Benito Juárez is about a 30-minute drive, or 10 miles away, from the beachfront hotels in Cancun.

The cause of death for Snow, of Arlington, has not been released. Family members believe he was killed after possibly being kidnapped, according to media reports.

Elijah Snow’s wife, Jamie Snow, told family members her husband had been found dead Monday morning while they were staying at a Cancun resort, and she was told he had possibly fallen over a wall, KTVT-TV reported. The family did not believe that explanatio­n, and hired a local attorney who obtained crime scene photos that suggest Snow was beaten to death, according to KTVT.

The couple were at the resort celebratin­g their 10year anniversar­y, according to news reports.

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