Mexican authorities are investigating the case of a US attorney was found dead in a hotel earlier this month he was sure that there was nothing wrong with his death, according to an official statement issued on Thursday.
Elliot Blair, 33, died of a severe head injury, suffering injuries consistent with “falling from a height, and experiencing the effects of violence on the body of the lawyer was produced by a gun or a sharp object,” according to the office of the attorney general in the Mexican State of Baja California.
The investigation is based on the results of the autopsy carried out by the Judiciary Forensic Medical Service, the office of the Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez said in the written statement.
At first, the attorney general’s office said Blair’s death appeared to be “the result of an accidental fall from the now-deceased third floor,” approximately and his description in the Orange County Register.
At the beginning of this week, Blair’s family announced that the lawyer was involved in a serious crime.
“The family, who have extensive criminal law training, wholeheartedly believe that based on their initial investigation, Elliot was involved in a heinous crime,” the family said in a statement. presented by their lawyer, David Scarsone.
CNN has reached out to the Blair family’s attorney for further comment.
Blair – who was a public safety agent in Orange County, California – celebrated his first birthday with his wife, Kim, in Mexico at the Las Rocas Resort in Rosarito Beach, about 45 miles south. of San Diego.
He was found dead last Saturday on the property near the stairway leading to the parking lot, Mexican authorities said.
“Eliot was known for having a smile on his face and a wise mind,” a GoFundMe done in honor of Blair reading. “There aren’t enough words to express how much he loves Kim. Kim is his life. They just started building a life together in their first year of marriage.”
The fundraiser – which has surpassed its goal of $100,000 – was set up to help Blair’s family return his body to America.
According to the Baja California attorney general’s office, Blair had “signs of alcohol” in his body. However, the family disputes this idea.
“Elliot was not intoxicated at the time of this accident,” the family said.
The family also said they told the coroner’s liaison they would hire a private company to conduct an independent investigation including toxicology. The operator told them the toxicology report was not complete, they said.
Blair’s family has also refused to cremate his body, stressing that a funeral home has informed them that the authorities have recommended this procedure.
Another important point disputed by the family is the place where he died, saying that Blair died outside the front door of the room in a walkway, according to the family.
Blair and his wife have stayed at that hotel several times over the past five years, according to the GoFundMe page.