Texan found dead on Puerto Rico beach, called accident, but family wants answers

Puerto Rican investigators from Command Region Fajardo, after investigating, ruled that Christian Quezada’s death was an accident. However, Quezada’s siblings, who traveled to Puerto Rico to see their younger brother’s body, are convinced a crime was involved.

The body of a man vacationing in Vieques, Puerto Rico, was found naked and badly bruised on a beach the day before he was due to return home to Texas.

Another tourist found the body of Christian Quezada of Plano, 36, around 8:30 a.m. Sunday along the black sand beaches of the small island of Playa Negra, an hour off the coast of the mainland.

Puerto Rican investigators from Command Region Fajardo ruled Quezada’s death an accident after an investigation. However, Quezada’s siblings, who traveled to Puerto Rico to see their younger brother’s body, are convinced a crime was involved.

‘I’ve seen the body, I’ve seen all the pictures of my brother after they found him – this [case] should be [ruled] instant murder,” Cynthia Quezada, Quezada’s older sister, told MailOnline.

Another tourist found the body of Christian Quezada of Plano, 36, around 8:30 a.m. Sunday along the black sand beaches of the small island of Playa Negra, an hour off the coast of the mainland.

Another tourist found the body of Christian Quezada of Plano, 36, around 8:30 a.m. Sunday along the black sand beaches of the small island of Playa Negra, an hour off the coast of the mainland.

She said that after seeing their brother’s body, the family tried to piece together his last days.

“All the people questioning them is because we found them,” Cynthia Quezada said Friday. “They found the body, they took it to the morgue, they didn’t do anything. WE find things… we found and found and found and found names where he stayed, the people he met and the AirBnb where he stayed.’

MailOnline is still awaiting further information from the command center’s press officer.

Quezada said her brother had stayed in the Santurce arts district of San Juan and his days were full of activities after arriving on July 14. He was due to go home Monday for his father’s funeral.

The last person to see him, she said, was a woman from Virginia who was staying at the same AirBnb. The two went together, she said, to the island where Quezada died.

But the woman has returned to the United States, she said.

“He was last seen with her, she’s back in Virginia and moving on with her life,” Cynthia told MailOnline. “The police say, ‘We’re calling, they don’t answer.'”

Sabrina Colirri organized a GoFundMe page on behalf of the family, to cover funeral expenses, hire investigators, and return the body to the states.

‘[When they] saw [the body’s] terrible condition, that was enough for them to realize that it was not just an accident, but instead, [that] their younger sibling has been KILLED.’ she wrote.

His head was “severely beaten with the possibility of a concussion,” his back “severely bruised and nearly blackened,” and further bruises appeared on his rib cage, according to the GoFundMe page.

Before his trip to Puerto Rico, Quezada was his father’s primary caregiver after suffering a stroke 18 months ago. Now the two will be buried in August in a joint ceremony in Plano.

Cynthia Quezada said her brother worked in telecommunications and was completing undergraduate courses at the University of Arizona. During the pandemic, he worked from home with his parents.

So far, nearly $5,000 has been raised through GoFundMe in just two days.

“Help us solve Christian’s murder and also end the killing of tourists on the so-called ‘Fantasy Island,'” the page reads.

“He was shy at first, but that look won’t deny the good heart and great character he had,” Colirri wrote on the page. “His passing took us all by surprise, where no one ever expected such a sudden and inhumane death.”

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