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Female body found floating in sea identified as missing Isla Mujeres resident

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The State Attorney General’s Office has reported the official identification of a female body found floating in the sea 10 days ago. It has taken more than a week for officials to positively identify the body, which was located in the sea near Cabo Catoche.

State officials say the female body has been positively identified as 62-year-old Regine Beatrix Roessler, a German woman who lived on Isla Mujeres.

Her body was found by fishermen near Cabo Catoche, an area about 53 kilometers north of Cancun. She was located floating in the sea. State officials have since deactivated her missing person’s status after she was reported missing by her roommate more than 40 days before.

Roessler was reported missing June 15 when she disappeared after leaving Isla Mujeres for Cancun by ferry. When she failed to return from her June 12 Cancun shopping trip, her roommate made the report. Roessler is said to have died by drowning.