DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The household of Arlington firefighter Elijah Snow, found dead in Mexico this week, returned safely to North Texas Friday.
The American Airways aircraft carrying them obtained a water cannon salute from hearth vehicles at DFW airport when it arrived. An honor guard of firefighters lined the arrival space at Terminal D to greet Snow’s spouse Jaime, household, and shut mates.
The lawyer normal within the state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico, instructed CBS 11 Information a multi-pronged investigation was opened into Snow’s demise. Their preliminary investigation has not turned up proof he was kidnapped, in accordance with Oscar Montes De Oca. Nonetheless, investigators are within the early levels he stated, and have been nonetheless ready on particulars from exams together with an post-mortem.
La @FGEQuintanaRoo informa que inició carpeta de investigación en relación al deceso de un masculino originario de Texas en el municipio de Benito Juárez. Se investigan las circunstancias en las que ocurrieron los hechos. El cuerpo fue localizado en una ventana de un baño (1/2)
— Fiscalía Common QR (@FGEQuintanaRoo) July 23, 2021
A publish on Twitter from Montes De Oca’s workplace late Thursday night time stated the physique was present in a toilet window. The publish didn’t point out precisely the place Snow was discovered, solely that it was not on the resort the place the couple was staying.
Relations of Snow stated they obtained footage and proof with the assistance of an area lawyer that appeared to indicate Snow was attempting to flee from wherever he was, and had been overwhelmed.
Kevin Kolbye, a former federal investigator with expertise working legal issues in Mexico, instructed CBS 11 Information accumulating information in these instances may be difficult, however that publicity surrounding Snow’s case might be helpful.
“The quantity of stress that’s placed on the Mexican officers from publicity will most likely strengthen their emphasis of desirous to resolve this specific crime,” Kolbye stated. “A lot of the authorities officers don’t need to publicize any kind of legal exercise towards U.S residents or overseas nationals that go to these places.”
The household could possibly finally study the reality of what occurred, however arrests and prosecution are unlikely, he stated. A protected return with the stays, can be one of the best case situation.
Snow’s funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Arlington.