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American detained in Cancun for death of girlfriend

Cancun, Q.R. — An American man from the state of Maryland has been detained in Cancun in the death of his girlfriend. Police took 21-year-old Robert “A” from Prince Frederick, Maryland, into custody Friday morning from a four-story Cancun apartment building after the young woman was found dead on the sidewalk below.

Area residents made authorities aware of the situation after she was allegedly tossed from a balcony of the building. Neighbors made the 911 report shortly after 7:00 a.m. Responding officers arrived to find her laying on the pavement below the building in SM 3. Paramedics pronounced her on scene.

Her boyfriend was taken into custody after allegedly telling police that the pair were fighting when she went over the balcony.