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Isla Mujeres report of man sleeping leads police to dead body

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — An emergency 9-1-1 call regarding a passed out man on a public sidewalk lead police to a dead body. The call was made to Isla Mujeres emergency services Thursday morning by a shop owner.

When the responding officers arrived at the site where the man was reported sleeping, they found him dead. The deceased is reported to have been a well-known homeless person on the island. He was found laying on his back stretched across a section of public sidewalk in the La Gloria neighborhood.

According to local authorities, his death is not being treated as suspicious.

In a brief statement, Isla Mujeres police reported “elements of the General Directorate of Public Security and Traffic responded to a report received through the emergency number 911, about a person passed out on the street in the La Gloria neighborhood of the island area.

Police arrived to find the sleeping man dead. Photo: March 7, 2024.

“Emergency services went to the scene where a man was found unconscious on the street. After evaluating the situation, it was determined that the person no longer showed vital signs, attributing his death to natural causes, since he did not show signs of violence.”