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Body of American man found on Riviera Maya beach

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The body of a man reported to be of American nationality has been found on a Riviera Maya beach. Local authorities were made aware of the finding of the deceased man early Thursday morning.

Security guards from a Riviera Maya hotel on the border of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos reported discovering the body around 8:00 a.m. Police were sent to interview the guards.

According to preliminary information, the now-deceased is around 50 year old. He is not believed to have been a hotel guest, however, police have not confirmed if he was a resident or visitor.

Additional information surrounding the discovery and identity of the man has not been released.