Playa del Carmen is a popular vacation destination in the Mexican Caribbean, known for its mesmerizing aqua blue water and beautiful white sand beaches, but although it never ceases to look like paradise, bad things happen just like anywhere else. A tourist was recently found dead in his hotel room in Playa del Carmen, but as of right now, the cause of death is unknown.
The tourist, named Deyson Konsiechak, who was only 41 years old, was found around 12:00 in the afternoon by his travel companion, sharing a room with him. The incident occurred at the Ocean Maya Royale hotel, located a little north of Playa del Carmen. The deceased was found lying in bed, lifeless, by the roommate upon his return to the hotel room, at which time he notified the hotel, and they contacted authorities.
Upon notification of the death, officials from the Attorney General’s Office and the Forensic Medical Service were dispatched to the hotel located on Federal Highway 307. Authorities were sent to the hotel to determine the cause of death, whether it was a medical problem, a drug overdose, or foul play, but as of the time of writing this article, the cause of death had not yet been reported. The body of Deyson Konsiechak was subsequently transferred to the Forensic Medical Service facilities to be further analyzed and to arrange for relatives to claim the remains.
No family member wants to hear news of a dead loved one, but finding out someone has died in a foreign country results in an even more complicated and heartbreaking situation. Relatives not only have to maneuver the legal requirements necessary to have their loved one’s remains sent back to their own country, but they also have to deal with the uncertainty regarding what happened to lead to the death of their loved one. As of right now, the family of Deyson Konsiechak is going through this exact situation as they wait to hear news on the cause of his death.
This is not the first time this year that there has been a tourist death in Playa del Carmen. During the summer, two Canadian tourists were killed in a condo in the vacation paradise during an armed robbery attack. At that time, authorities were unsure if the attack was related to organized crime or if it was a random incident.
Following the death of the Canadian tourists, the area’s businesses and hotels urged authorities to take stronger measures to ensure the safety of travelers visiting the area. President of the Riviera Maya Council for Business Coordination, Lenin Amaro Betancourt, went so far as to state that “it is essential, with capital letters, that responsibilities are investigated and delineated, without a doubt this is linked to high-impact crimes, and there were two losses of life and in the second term for everything it generates in the image.” It is important to note that armed guards did then, and still do, patrol certain areas in Playa del Carmen.
In recent months there has been discussion about the safety of visiting certain areas of the Mexican Caribbean, but for the most part, the area is safe. In any tourist destination, crimes are bound to occur, but rarely in Playa del Carmen or any other of the other popular vacation destinations in the Riviera Maya are tourists impacted. In this case, as of right now, it is unclear as to whether or not a crime even occurred.
As new information comes available, the cause of the death will remain to be seen.
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