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"Murder in Cozumel"

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Some of you may have read a news report recently regarding a cruise ship crew member who was found dead on the island. The U.S. media is tagging the happening as "murder". While it is true that a woman was found dead, there are many details missing, which change the complextion of the story. I am currently in Cozumel. Here are additional details not reported in the U.S. media.

-The victim did not leave the ship alone. She left in the company of another crew member. It is believed that the two were romantically linked.

-The victim was discovered on a very remote beach on the island. While she did have a blow to the head before drowning, it is not clear if that blow was the result of an attack or from falling or diving into unknown waters.

-The "companion" did not report the incident to authorities, nor did she return to the ship. She was "located" in Cancun seeking medical attention for an apparent suicide attempt.

Local authorities are still investigating all the details, but there is no evidence that points to this being a crime committed by island residents on a visitor.

I post this because I love this island and have been coming here for 18 years. All the current media attention on crime in Mexico in general is hurting Cozumel -- although none of the drug crime has happened here. I would hate to see another story misconstrued to paint this lovely island and it's people as dangerous.

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