Texas firefighter, Elijah Snow, was discovered lifeless in Cancun, Mexico final Monday
The Texas firefighter who was discovered lifeless in Cancun whereas on trip to have a good time his tenth wedding ceremony anniversary died of ‘mechanical asphyxiation’, Mexican authorities have discovered.
Elijah Snow, 35, grew to become trapped as he tried to enter the window a WC at a resort about 10 miles from the one the place he was staying together with his spouse, Mexican investigators concluded.
Whereas Mexican officers insist that there aren’t any indicators of foul play, members of the family of the firefighter from Arlington suspect that he might have been killed after a doable kidnapping.
The night time of his demise, Snow and his spouse had been consuming collectively within the bar of the resort the place they have been staying, household mates instructed KXAS-TV.
Snow’s spouse Jamie determined to return to their room whereas he remained behind, and the spouse grew to become involved when she wakened at 4am and realized he wasn’t there, the buddies mentioned.
A firefighter for eight years and the daddy of two younger youngsters, Snow had been staying on the all-inclusive Cancun lodge together with his spouse to have a good time their tenth wedding ceremony anniversary.
Snow, a father of two, grew to become trapped as he tried to enter the window a WC at a resort about 10 miles from the one the place he was staying together with his spouse, investigators mentioned
The couple have been mentioned to have been staying within the lodge zone of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Native officers say his physique was discovered at a special lodge to the place he was staying
A pal of the household posted concerning the Elijah Snow’s demise on Fb
Authorities with the Quintana Roo State Lawyer Basic’s Workplace mentioned in a press release that Snow died of mechanical asphyxia because of thoracic-abdominal compression.
The workplace mentioned Snow was trapped in a window when making an attempt to enter a rest room window and couldn’t place his ft on the bottom, giving him no assist level to launch himself from the window.
‘The circumstances during which the occasions occurred are being investigated,’ officers wrote in a social media submit from the state legal professional common’s workplace for Quintana Roo, Fiscalía Basic Quintana Roo.
Snow’s physique was ‘positioned in a rest room window’ at a lodge nevertheless it was not the resort the place Snow had been staying however about half an hours drive, or 10 miles away from the beachfront inns of Cancun.
Elijah Snow and his spouse Jamie have been on trip for his or her 10-year wedding ceremony anniversary
Including to the confusion, Snow’s spouse, Jamie Snow, was instructed that her husband had actually died after falling over a wall whereas on the Cancun resort the place they have been staying, however the household don’t imagine the reason.
An area legal professional managed to supply pictures of the crime scene that recommend Snow was actually overwhelmed to demise, in keeping with KTVT.
The couple had been celebrating their 10-year anniversary however Snow was discovered lifeless after only one night time of the holiday. The title of the resort has up to now not been launched by authorities.
The pair are mentioned to have loved a couple of drinks on the lodge bar earlier than deciding to go again to their room whereupon Snow stopped and went again to the bar, whereas his spouse went to their room to sleep.
Jamie Snow wakened round 4am and went searching for her husband when he had not returned solely to be instructed that he had been discovered lifeless having ‘fallen between the partitions of the neighboring resort.’
After the couple had been to a resort bar for drink, Elijah went again out to a bar. Jamie started a seek for him at round 4am and was instructed he had been discovered lifeless by 8:30 that morning
Colleague Xavier Flores posted on Fb about Arlington, Texas Firefighter Elijah Snow with pictures of his physique being introduced again house
Elijah Snow’s father-in-law, Randy Elledge, mentioned that it appeared Snow had been overwhelmed and presumably suffocated.
‘You are alleged to be secure there,’ Elledge mentioned. ‘You are at your resort, all inclusive, and don’t have any intentions of leaving so you will be secure. And you are not secure there.’
Snow was a firefighter in Arlington, Texas and had labored for the Fireplace Division for eight years.
His father Ronny was additionally an Arlington firefighter who died within the line of responsibility in 1985, the identical 12 months Snow was born.
Snow’s stays have been returned to North Texas from Cancun on Friday, the place they have been met by an honor guard and water cannon salute at Dallas-Fort Value Airport. His funeral might be held on Tuesday in Arlington.
He’s survived by his spouse Jamie, daughters Aubrey and Hannah.