The body of a man was found Thursday on the sand of Chac Mool Beach in the hotel zone of the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), in Quintana Roo, local authorities confirmed. Other tourists saw the man at approximately 7:00 a.m. at kilometer 9.5 of this area.
According to local reports, lifeguards from Civil Protection and experts from the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) were the first to arrive to collect the body. It is presumed that the victim, who so far has not been identified, went swimming at night, was dragged out to sea, drowned, and finally, his body washed up hours later until it was found.
Other dead bodies found in Cancun
April 5th: Among the sargassum and sand, inhabitants and tourists were alerted to the discovery of human remains on the beach of Puerto Juarez, in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), Quintana Roo.
March 15: Human skeletal remains were found on Gaviotas Beach, near kilometer 8.5 of Kukulkan Boulevard, also in Cancun.
More murders on Quintana Roo beaches
November 4: Two drug dealers were murdered in front of the beaches of the Hyatt Ziva Riviera hotel, in Puerto Morelos.
June: Six people were killed in two such attacks this month; first, in Cancun, two were killed in Playa Tortugas, and then another four were killed in Playas Paraiso and La Esperanza, in Tulum.
March 29: An armed attack left a man and a woman murdered in Playa Tortugas in Tulum.