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Body of Texas firefighter found in bathroom window in Cancun while his family say he was kidnapped

Texas firefighter, 35, is found dead in bathroom window of Cancun resort as family say he was kidnapped and murdered while on vacation to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary

  • Texas firefighter Elijah Snow was found dead last Monday near Cancun, Mexico
  • Mexican police say his body was found in a bathroom window at different resort from the one where he was staying 
  • He and his wife Jamie were on vacation for their 10-year wedding anniversary
  • After the couple had been to a resort bar for drink, Elijah went back out to a bar
  • Jamie began a search for him at around 4am and was told he had been found dead by 8.30 that morning
  • She was told he had fallen between the walls of the neighboring resort
  • Crime scene photos released to the family show bruises on most of Elijah’s body
  • Family believes the firefighter was kidnapped and beaten before he was killed

Texas firefighter, Elijah Snow, was found dead in near Cancun, Mexico

A Texas firefighter was found dead at a resort in Cancun while on vacation to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary.

Mexican authorities discovered the body of 35-year-old Elijah Snow, of Arlington, last Monday and opened an investigation.  

‘The circumstances in which the events occurred are being investigated,’ officials wrote in a social media post from the state attorney general’s office for Quintana Roo, Fiscalía General Quintana Roo.

Snow’s body was ‘located in a bathroom window’ at a hotel but it was not the resort where Snow had been staying but about half an hours drive, or 10 miles away from the beachfront hotels of Cancun. 

So far, Snow’s cause of death has not been released but family members think he may have been killed after a possible kidnapping.  

Adding to the confusion, Snow’s wife, Jamie Snow, was told that her husband had in fact died after falling over a wall while at the Cancun resort where they were staying, but the family do not believe the explanation.

Elijah Snow and his wife Jamie were on vacation for their 10-year wedding anniversary

Elijah Snow and his wife Jamie were on vacation for their 10-year wedding anniversary

Local officials say his body was found at a different hotel to where he was staying

Local officials say his body was found at a different hotel to where he was staying

After the couple had been to a resort bar for drink, Elijah went back out to a bar. Jamie began a search for him at around 4am and was told he had been found dead by 8:30 that morning

After the couple had been to a resort bar for drink, Elijah went back out to a bar. Jamie began a search for him at around 4am and was told he had been found dead by 8:30 that morning

Colleague Xavier Flores posted on Facebook about Arlington, Texas Firefighter Elijah Snow with photos of his body being brought back home:

Colleague Xavier Flores posted on Facebook about Arlington, Texas Firefighter Elijah Snow with photos of his body being brought back home:

A friend of the family posted about the Elijah Snow's death on Facebook

A friend of the family posted about the Elijah Snow’s death on Facebook

A local attorney managed to source photos of the crime scene that suggest Snow was in fact beaten to death, according to KTVT.

The couple had been celebrating their 10-year anniversary but Snow was found dead after just one night away. The name of the resort has so far not been released by authorities.  

The pair are said to have enjoyed a few drinks at the hotel bar before deciding to head back to their room whereupon 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 had not returned only to be told that he had been found dead having ‘fallen between the walls of the neighboring resort.’

Elijah Snow’s father-in-law, Randy Elledge, said that 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 have no intentions of leaving so you’ll be safe. And you’re not safe there.’ 

Snow was a firefighter in Arlington, Texas and had worked for the Fire Department for eight years. 

The couple were said to have been staying in the hotel zone of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The couple were said to have been staying in the hotel zone of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The family believes the firefighter was kidnapped and beaten before he was killed

The family believes the firefighter was kidnapped and beaten before he was killed

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