New photos have been revealed Orange County Deputy Attorney General Elliot Blair – who died suddenly on Monday on his one-year wedding anniversary in Mexico – was dancing hours before police said he fell from a balcony outside his hotel room, although his family believes differently.
The Mexican Patrol 646 website said Blair, 33, was drunk and fell to his death from the fourth floor at the Las Rocas Resort and Spa. in Rosarito Beachalthough his family denied that report and said the fatal accident happened in an “open walkway outside the front door” of the couple’s room.
In photos taken just hours before Blair’s death, she can be seen dancing in front of a band and smiling with her husband. Other photos show the newlyweds eating out and watching the beach scene on what was supposed to be a romantic vacation that revealed the death for reasons the family is still trying to figure out. Blair knows.
Attorney Case Barnett, who is representing the Blair family, told Fox News that they received a call from the National Bureau of Investigation. when the 33-year-old man died, and said his cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
The coroner also said that Blair’s case will be turned over to the local DA’s office to handle a “homicide investigation.”
A Mexican investigator at the scene, however, initially told Blair’s wife that he died of a head injury.
The family also received a press release from Mexico’s attorney general describing Blair’s death as an accident, saying the 33-year-old fell from a hotel balcony after drinking a lot of alcohol.
However, Blair’s family does not believe that he was drunk and fell. They believe he was the victim of a violent crime, according to Barnett.
His wife and family have been frustrated by conflicting information from Mexican authorities, Barnett said, as well as a lack of information from officials.
On the night of Blair’s death, her husband was asleep and was apparently awakened by the sound of two employees talking at the open door of their hotel room. They repeatedly asked if Blair was her “friend,” at which point she got up, went outside, looked on the sidewalk that the police said was a balcony outside their room, and saw his wife on the ground, said Barnett.
He then ran downstairs and started yelling at the hotel staff to get an ambulance, but the staff said that the ambulance had already arrived. ambulance and left, according to Barnett.
The family’s lawyer explained how Blair’s wife is confused, because it seems no one has tried to help her husband.
Blair’s family is conducting their own private investigation into the death of the 33-year-old lawyer.
Fox News’ Elizabeth Pritchett and Matt Finn contributed to this report.