Texas firefighter, 35, found dead in Cancun resort bathroom window as family say he was kidnapped and killed while on vacation to celebrate 10th wedding anniversary
- Texas firefighter, Elijah Snow, was found dead near Cancun, Mexico,
- Mexican police say his body was found in a bathroom window
- Local officials say his body was found in a hotel other than where he was staying
- He and wife Jamie were on vacation for their 10-year wedding anniversary
- After the couple went to a resort bar for a drink, Elijah went back to a bar a
- Jamie started looking for him around 4am and was told he had been found dead at 8:30am that morning
- She was told he had fallen between the walls of the neighboring resort
- Crime scene photos released to family show bruises on most of Elijah’s body
- Family believes firefighter was kidnapped and beaten before being killed
Texas firefighter, Elijah Snow, was found dead near Cancun, Mexico,
Mexican authorities are investigating how a Texas firefighter died while on vacation in Cancun, but the image they are creating is one of confusion.
Elijah Snow, of Texas, passed away last Monday. Police in Mexico in the municipality of Benito Juárez are said to have opened an ‘investigation folder’ in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
“The circumstances under which the events occurred are under investigation,” said a social media post from the office of the State Attorney General for Quintana Roo, Fiscalía General Quintana Roo.
Snow’s body was “in a bathroom window” at a hotel, but it wasn’t the resort Snow had stayed at, but about half an hour’s drive, or 10 miles, from Cancun’s beach hotels.
So far, Snow’s cause of death has not been released, but relatives believe he may have been murdered following a possible kidnapping.
To add to the confusion, Snow’s wife, Jamie Snow, was told that her husband had indeed died after falling over a wall while they were staying at the Cancun resort where they were staying, but the family does not believe the statement.
Elijah Snow and his wife Jamie were on vacation for their 10-year wedding anniversary
Local officials say his body was found in a hotel other than where he was staying
After the couple went to a resort bar for a drink, Elijah went back to a bar. Jamie started looking for him around 4am and was told he had been found dead at 8:30am that morning
Colleague Xavier Flores posted on Facebook about Arlington, Texas Firefighter Elijah Snow with photos of his body being brought home:
A family friend posted about Elijah Snow’s death on Facebook
A local lawyer managed to find crime scene photos that suggest Snow was in fact beaten to death, according to KTVT.
The couple had celebrated their 10-year anniversary, but Snow was found dead after being away for just one night. The name of the resort has not been released by authorities so far.
The pair are said to have enjoyed a few drinks at the hotel bar before deciding to go back to their room, after which Snow stopped and went back to the bar, while his wife went to their room to sleep.
Jamie Snow woke up around 4am and went looking for her husband when he hadn’t returned, only to be told he had been found dead after having “fallen between the walls of the neighboring resort”.
Elijah Snow’s father-in-law, Randy Elledge, said it appeared Snow had been beaten and possibly suffocated.
“You’re supposed to be safe there,” Elledge said. “You’re at your resort, all-inclusive, and don’t plan to leave, so you’re safe. And you’re not safe there.’
Snow was a firefighter in Arlington, Texas, and had worked for the fire service for eight years.
The couple would have stayed in the hotel zone of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico Mexico
Family believes firefighter was kidnapped and beaten before being killed