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Trip Report US Marine Dies at Riu Cancun - We Need Your Help

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My best friend, SGT. Joseph Bitet, a decorated US Marine serving in Iraq two times, was visiting Cancun January 3rd to the 10th with his girlfriend Allyson. Unfortunately his trip was cut short and we need your help.
He was a guest at the RIU Las Americanas but frequented the Riu Cancun using their amenities as well. On Friday night (01/06) he was at the RIU Cancun until the early morning hours of Saturday (01/07) at around 3:15am he left the bar to return to his hotel to meet his girlfriend who left earlier that evening. Unfortunately he never made it back to the Riu Palace. The Police have been of no assistance in this investigation. They have even lied directly to Joe’s Parents and Girlfriend claiming Joey was alone but after much persuasion for many days the family was allowed to view the hotel lobby security video which clearly shows Joe with another Caucasian male in a black and white checkered t-shirt.
At 3:15am on Saturday January 7th, Joe spoke with his girlfriend from the Bar on the 2nd floor of the of the Riu Cancun informing her he was leaving the bar to return to their room at the Riu Palace Las Americanas. This was also confirmed on the security videos. At approximately 3:20am the video surveillance shows Joe speaking with this unidentified male for a few minutes, obtaining a cigarette light from security or hotel personal then boarding the elevator at 3:23a. Seven minutes later a Russian man comes from the elevator yelling that there was an accident that his wife saw a man fall from the 5th floor. Family has not been given the last name/identity of this Russian Couple who also has never been questioned due to a language barrier per the Mexican Police and Hotel Staff. The man Joe was with a few minutes prior to his death has never been identified either.
Please we ask if anyone witnessed anything, knows anything, heard anything please contact me (gingreen0054@yahoo.com) . Maybe you were in the bar that night and saw Joey or this other man. We are desperately looking for answers to this tragic death. We would love to find the Russian couple who witnessed Joey fall to see if they saw or heard anything prior. Also we would love to find out who this mystery person that was with Joe during the last few minutes of his life. Please help!

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