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Bar worker found dead in Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — A man believed to be a worker from a bar in the Cancun Hotel Zone has been found dead.

The body of a man was discovered around 4:16 a.m. Sunday morning near the taxi parking lot of the Occidental Costa Cancun Hotel. The man, who has been identified as 35-year-old José Juan Ruiz Aké, was believed to have been a worker at the Mandala bar in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

Emergency 911 received the call of a dead body at kilometer 3.5 of the Cancun Hotel Zone early Sunday morning. Ministerial and Municipal Police arrived at the scene and found the man had been taped around his head, hands and feet and shot. The area was cordoned off.

The man was found shot to death with his hands and feet bound and writing on his chest. Criminal characteristics that mimic other drug and gang related signatures.

The body was moved to the state forensic office. There was no word if the victim was from Cancun or elsewhere.