Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — UPDATED: Local authorities have reported the beginning of an investigation into the discovery of a deceased woman in Puerto Aventuras Monday. The unidentified body was found in the green area of a private property approximately 800 meters from the federal Puerto Aventuras-Puerto Juárez highway.
Police say the woman is being considered as a possible missing person victim who was reported missing December 18. Local authorities are working on collecting evidence and identifying the body of the woman.
Since the announcement, dozens of people in Puerto Aventuras took to the streets, demonstrating against the continued cases of femicide. Demonstrators say they believe the young woman to be Ana G, a 21-year-old from Chiapas who went missing after she left for her work as a hotel security guard.
There has yet to be an official confirmation by authorities on the identity of the woman that was found.
UPDATE: The body of the woman found near Puerto Aventuras has been identified as the missing 21-year-old Ana G. Ana was reported missing by her father December 18. Her body was found on Hard Rock Hotel property December 28.
In a statement regarding the discovery of the body, the hotel said “RCD Hotels is aware of the investigation being conducted by the Quintana Roo State Attorney General’s Office in relation to the unfortunate events that occurred to one of our collaborators, assigned to a business unit, under our operation, in Riviera Maya.
We have granted all the facilities and information required by the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo, in order to fully clarify this investigation.
We reaffirm our commitment to the family and friends of our collaborator to whom we will extend all our support and solidarity in the face of the dire situation they are going through.
Out of respect for the family’s privacy and the ongoing investigation of the facts, we kindly request that questions about it be directed to the corresponding authorities who are in charge of it. We also ask that speculation be kept to a minimum to facilitate said investigations by the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo.“