Mystery Deepens Over Death of U.S. Man Elliot Blair in Mexico

The examination into the death of a California-based lawyer while on holiday in Mexico has actually ended up being more complex after the outcomes of a U.S. autopsy were launched and his better half exposed they needed to pay authorities simply hours prior to he plunged to his death.

Elliot Blair, a 33- year-old Orange County public protector, passed away in January after presumably falling from the veranda of a hotel in Rosarito on the Pacific coast of Mexico, regional media reported at the time. Blair was on a journey to Mexico with his other half commemorating their very first wedding event anniversary.

He was discovered dead at the Las Rocas Resort and Spa on January 14 listed below the space the couple were remaining in, using just his underclothing, T-shirt and socks.

Although Mexican authorities have actually firmly insisted that Blair fell from the terrace by mishap, his spouse, Kimberly Williams, and good friends have actually openly stated that they think he was killed. Williams, who is likewise an Orange County public protector, stated in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America on Thursday that she thought “someone did this to him.”

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Police cars wait outside Tepepan jail in Mexico City on January 23, 2013 in this stock image. Mexican authorities state American traveler Elliot Blair passed away by mishap while on holiday on the Pacific coast of Mexico however his household suspect he was killed. Omar Torres/AFP/Getty

Williams likewise exposed that on the night of her hubby’s death the couple were come by cops, who declared they went through a stop indication. She stated the officers requested for cash however Blair described they didn’t have the quantity of money the cops desired. Williams stated another officer asked where the couple were remaining and Blair informed them, prior to describing that they worked as lawyers. Williams stated they ultimately paid the authorities $160– all the money they had– and after that they were release.

” We were both rattled,” she stated. “But at the exact same time we both had this sensation of thank God they didn’t do anything more to us.”

Later that night at the hotel, the couple increased to their space and Blair showered while Williams entered into bed where she dropped off to sleep, Williams stated. She stated she was later on woken by a guard and hotel supervisor asking if it was her “sweetheart down there,” on the ground 20 to 25 feet listed below the space. Emergency situation employees validated it was Blair and he was stated dead at the scene.

An autopsy performed in the U.S. has actually exposed that the legal representative had 40 fractures to the back of his skull. The pathologist did not rule on a cause of death, and the complete report might take 5 or 6 weeks to be released, attorney Case Barnett stated, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In a previous interview with the paper, Barnett stated a plainclothes investigator using a badge informed Williams Blair had a bullet injury in his head. Williams stated in the ABC News interview that authorities have actually declared he passed away by “mishap” or by “suicide.”

Mexican authorities associated Blair’s death to an unintentional fall. An autopsy carried out by Baja California’s Forensic Medical Service ruled that Blair passed away of a distressing brain injury which he had a “significant” quantity of alcohol in his blood.

However, on Thursday, Barnett stated a personal autopsy report produced in Mexico and bought by the household, dated January 14, stated Blair passed away by “intensified murder.”

Dr. Rami Hashish, a biomechanical professional worked with by Blair’s household to evaluate the report images, stated the proof that the legal representative passed away by mishap was weak.

” There’s bruising marks on the body. There’s signs of [possibly] being dragged out the front of the body. There’s fractures to the back of the skull,” stated Hashish. “Nothing truly indicates the reality that it was always a mishap.”

Newsweek has actually approached Barnett for remark.


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