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Body removed from Cancun lagoon with stab wounds

Cancun, Q.R. — Authorities have removed the body of a man who was found floating face down in a Cancun lagoon over the weekend. The young male was seen floating near the shore by passersby around 8:05 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police and medical personnel were called to the lagoon in the Santa Cecilia neighborhood to attend to the report of a drowned male, however, upon pulling the body from the water, authorities saw he had suffered stab wounds.

Investigators analyze that the body had wounds, apparently caused by a machete or a knife. Relatives of the now deceased arrived noting that the young man had consumed alcoholic beverages the night before. The Homicide Specialized Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate.