The household of the Texas firefighter who was discovered lifeless in a toilet window at a Cancun resort have shared pictures of the 35-year-old’s physique that present heavy bruising and cuts they consider resulted from an assault.
Images the household additionally shared of the day earlier than, July 18, quickly after Elijah Snow and his spouse Jamie arrived in Cancun to have a good time their tenth marriage ceremony anniversary, present him with no bruising, solely tattoos on his physique.
Members of the family are satisfied the father-of-two was a sufferer of foul play and are actually calling on the FBI to analyze, after Mexican officers stated he died of asphyxiation in a single day on July 19 whereas attempting to climb via a tiny toilet window on the Sundown Royal Seashore Resort.
‘There’s one factor I do know for sure, this was not an accident,’ Snow’s widow Jamie Snow informed DailyMail.com, livid after the final supervisor of the resort dismissed the dying as nothing greater than a tragic mishap involving a drunken vacationer.
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Elijah Snow and his spouse Jamie arrived in Cancun to have a good time their tenth marriage ceremony anniversary on July 18. On the morning of July 19 he was discovered lifeless, wedged within the tiny toilet window of a neighboring resort worker toilet
Images the household additionally shared of the day earlier than, quickly after Elijah Snow and his spouse Jamie arrived in Cancun, present him with no bruising, solely tattoos on his physique
The deceased firefighter’s stepfather, David Oujesky, shared pictures he took of Snow’s physique at a Cancun funeral house, displaying bruising on Snow’s legs, again, and brow.
‘You aren’t getting that form of bruising by climbing right into a window,’ Oujesky, a retired firefighter and skilled EMT in Texas, informed DailyMail.com Thursday.
‘I feel he was overwhelmed to dying and that they tried to cover the physique, dragged him again there and stuffed him into the outlet.’
‘We do not agree with Mexico’s narrative that this was an accident,’ he stated. ‘Our foremost objective now’s to place strain on Mexico to let the FBI are available in as a result of we do not belief them.’
Oujesky gave an in depth rundown of occasions main as much as the dying proper up via the second Jamie left her husband to go to mattress, and the aftermath after Jamie reported him lacking.
He stated the couple wakened at 3am on Sunday, July 18 to catch an early flight to Cancun and arrived there mid-morning and checked into the Royalton Stylish Suites Cancun, an all-inclusive, luxurious beachfront resort in Cancun’s resort zone.
They spent the day on the pool, went again to their room to wash up, then went out for dinner at an on-site Asian restaurant, earlier than heading downstairs to a first-floor bar.
Snow’s stepfather David Oujesky informed DailyMail.com it is not sensible that his stepson, a particularly match, 175-pound, 5’9′ skilled firefighter, would someway by accident wedge himself into such a good house
The household shared his put up mortem pictures, displaying accidents they consider he sustained throughout an assault on July 19
Images offered to DailyMail.com reveal heavy bruises and cuts to 35-year-old’s physique and head
The Texas firefighter is alleged to have died of asphyxiation after turning into trapped whereas attempting to climb via the lavatory window of a Cancun resort subsequent door to the resort the place he was staying along with his spouse. Pictured: A big bruise on Snow’s internal left thigh
Snow’s outer proper thigh. Mexican officers stated Snow died of mechanical asphyxia because of thoracic-abdominal compression however his relations are satisfied he was a sufferer of foul play
His stepfather, David Oujesky informed DailyMail.com the heavy bruising isn’t according to accidents one would get from ‘climbing right into a window’
The household is now calling on the FBI to analyze Snow’s mysterious dying. Pictured: A big darkish bruise on his proper leg
The household stated in addition they cannot think about Snow would sneak right into a neighboring resort, find a toilet in a darkish, secluded space and determine to climb via the tiny window
They’d a minor argument, and he or she went again to their room between 9:30 and 10pm.
They’d each consumed alcohol and he was inebriated, having consumed a number of margaritas that day, a bottle of sake with dinner, and ordering a unclean martini on the bar, when she referred to as it an evening.
‘Jamie grew drained, and he stated I am going to keep down right here and have one other cocktail,’ Oujesky stated.
All of the bars closed at 11pm beneath Covid guidelines.
Snow wound up subsequent door on the Sundown Resort, the place a gardener arriving at work at 7am found Snow’s physique protruding from a tiny window of a locked worker toilet, behind the stage of an out of doors theater the place company had earlier gathered for a present.
He was left dangling from the window simply two toes off the bottom, in an space not seen to company or surveillance cameras.
His spouse wakened at 4am and seen her husband nonetheless hadn’t returned. She walked across the resort and did not see him.
She then posted a message on a non-public Fb web page she’d joined for resort company, and alerted Royalton safety.
Snow, an eight-year veteran of the Arlington Fireplace Division, had been celebrating his tenth marriage ceremony anniversary along with his spouse
His stepfather stated he believes Snow was overwhelmed to dying and that the perpetrators then tried to cover the physique by stuffing him into the outlet
It’s unclear how Snow ended up caught within the window of the Sundown Royal Seashore Resort’s worker toilet – which is positioned behind the resort’s theater and never seen to company
That is the outside theater of the Sundown Royal resort the place company had gathered for a stay present the evening of Snow’s dying
‘They did slightly search on the grounds,’ the stepfather stated. ‘That is when Jamie referred to as police, at 8:30am.’
She met up with officers on the police station two hours later and was informed at 11:30am that her husband was discovered lifeless.
‘When Jamie ID’d him that morning, they would not present her the physique, solely footage on the pc display,’ Oujesky stated. ‘She needed to beg them to let her take footage.’
Oujesky flew into Cancun on Wednesday, once they have been lastly allowed to see the physique at a neighborhood funeral house.
‘There was loads of bruising on him that we did not consider was according to him attempting to climb via that window,’ he stated.
He stated Jamie determined to have the physique cremated, saying that is what her husband had wished.
They mentioned transporting the physique again to Texas for an unbiased post-mortem. However authorities stated that may delay the discharge one other week.
‘We have been attempting to get out of Mexico,’ Oujesky famous, although he now’s second-guessing that call.
Again on the Royalton, the household pleaded with workers to share video surveillance footage that they hoped would present the Elijah Snow’s actions that evening. However the resort refused and refused to attach them with the Sundown for its surveillance.
Sundown Royal Seashore basic supervisor David Barcenas stated the tragedy might have occurred any time after 10:30pm that Sunday – which is one hour after the theater efficiency ended and the time resort bars are required to close beneath the Covid curfew
Views of the Sundown Royal Resort (left) and Royalton Stylish Suites (proper) Cancun the place Elijah Snow was staying along with his spouse
Basic views of one of many seaside accesses on the Sundown Royal Cancun resort (white constructing). Elijah Snow was staying subsequent door on the Royalton Stylish along with his spouse for his or her 10 12 months anniversary
‘We’re hoping some form of video cameras can present us. Did he depart with someone?
‘Only one video of him strolling off by himself to that space, or strolling off with another person, will inform us rather a lot,’ the stepfather stated.
Mexican authorities gave the household his pockets, his driver’s license, hearth division ID, and hid handgun license, however they’ve but to return a rubber marriage ceremony band he wears when he is touring and the garments he was sporting.
In accordance with Jamie, Elijah was carrying $100 and the cash was lacking when police returned his pockets, which nonetheless contained his bank cards, the stepdad stated.
Whereas the case stays open, Mexican authorities insist that there aren’t any indicators of foul play, stating Snow turned trapped as he tried to enter the window and couldn’t place his toes on the bottom, giving him no assist level to launch himself from the window.
The Quintana Roo State Lawyer Basic’s Workplace stated in a press release that Snow died of mechanical asphyxia because of thoracic-abdominal compression.
In an unique interview with the DailyMail.com, David Barcenas, basic supervisor of the Sundown Royal Seashore Membership, stated he believes there was no crime and that the 35-year-old’s dying was nothing greater than a freak accident involving a drunk man who snuck onto the property from a neighboring resort.
Snow (pictured left along with his spouse Jamie and two children) was discovered lifeless in Cancun, Mexico final Monday, hours after celebrating his tenth marriage ceremony anniversary along with his spouse
‘That is the large query – how did he get there?’ Barcenas informed DailyMail.com in his first and solely interview since final week’s mysterious dying.
‘We do not know the way he arrived there. I feel he was strolling in from the seaside. We predict he was drunk. I do not know if he was climbing in, went backwards? Now we have the identical questions everybody has.’
Oujesky stated it is not sensible that his stepson, a particularly match, 175-pound, 5’9′ skilled firefighter would someway by accident wedge himself into such a good house.
‘My son’s a CrossFit man,’ he stated. ‘He was in excellent form. There was not an oz of fats on him.
‘His shoulders aren’t even going to undergo that house. He was left hung up at his armpits.’
He can also’t think about Snow would sneak right into a neighboring resort, find a toilet in a darkish, secluded space and determine to climb via the tiny window.
He did not also have a flashlight, having left his iPhone again within the room.
‘If my son needed to pee, he will flip round and pee,’ the stepdad stated. ‘He is not going to attempt to break into someplace to pee.’
Snow and his spouse have been staying on the Royalton Stylish Suites Cancun (above) a $392-a-night all-inclusive resort, one other visitor who was staying there on the time confirmed to DailyMail.com. The Sundown Royal is seen subsequent door (far left)
He believes his son, after stepping out of the Royalton onto the seaside, obtained mugged, overwhelmed to dying and dumped.
‘Did he simply tackle a stroll on the seaside and two guys confronted him?’ he requested. ‘Possibly then did not imply to kill him however they did.
‘We predict he was attempting to run. I do not know in the event that they meant to kill him, however they did,’ he stated.
‘Possibly they have been going to pull him in there and see if they may throw him in bushes, noticed there is not any place to cover him and determined, let’s stuff him within the gap.’
The household retained a neighborhood lawyer to assist them get solutions. The lawyer, early on, obtained some crime scene pictures and paperwork via his contacts.
Oujesky stated he is spoken with an FBI agent working in Mexico and shared the data.
‘He is sitting on the sidelines now, saying there’s not rather a lot we are able to do proper now until we get invited in,’ he stated.