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Deceased woman found on Playa del Carmen beach identified as Italian tourist

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Local authorities have identified the deceased woman found on a Playa del Carmen beach last week as an Italian tourist.

The woman has been identified as 27-year-old Anna Ruzzenenti. Her death is being ruled a suicide. Ruzzenenti, who is a native of Italy and arrived in Playa del Carmen mid-December, was in the process of deportation from Mexico back to Italy.

Reports say the young woman was being treated for a previous suicide attempt in Playa del Carmen when, on December 19, she attempted to drown herself. She was rescued from the sea by personnel of the Federal Maritime-Terrestrial Zone and taken to hospital where she was stabilized.

Mexican authorities were in contact with the Italian embassy and working with them for her return via deportation. While details in between remain unclear, Ruzzenenti was escorted back to the beach at her request to see the sea one last time.

Photo: La Fiscalía General del Estado

One day later, on December 20, her body was found washed up on a beach at the Royal Hacienda Hotel.

The Italian Embassy is investigating the events in coordination with Mexican authorities.

According to la Repubblica.it, Anna Ruzzenenti was an instructor with Scuba School International and was from Bardolino, in the province of Verona.