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Cancun man searching for firewood stumbles upon body in cenote

Cancun, Q.R. — A man in search of firewood found a body Tuesday in a Cancun cenote. The area resident was combing through brush in his La Amistad neighborhood when he stumbled upon the dead body.

Authorities arrived to retrieve the remains of what is believed to be that of a man. Forensic personnel were part of the rescue team called in to remove the body from the cenote.

The cenote is located behind an abandoned building approximately three kilometers from José López Portillo Avenue. The body was found partially covered with a white sack. An autopsy will reveal the cause of death. Authorities are also working to identify the remains.