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Elliot Blair Elliot Blair assistant public defender died in Rosarito Beach, a popular resort town close to Mexico’s northern border, county Public Defender Martin Schwarz said in a statement given to The Orange County Register.
Elliot Blair was 33 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A California public defender fatally fell from the fourth floor of a resort hotel on the Pacific coast of Mexico in what his friends and family insist was a murder. Elliot Blair was celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife about 20 miles south of the U.S. border when he fell to his death in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It was initially reported that Blair was involved in a ‘crime,’ but Mexican police have said the fall was accidental, and small local news sites said he had been drinking. On a GoFundMe page set up by his family, it was said that he was ‘killed’ and ‘the victim of a brutal crime.’ ‘We wish we could provide everyone with more information, but very limited information has been disclosed by authorities in Mexico.
At around 1:15 am on January 14, authorities were notified that Blair fell from the balcony of Hotel Las Rocas in the town of Rosarito, just south of Tijuana and off the Tijuana-Ensenada highway. Blair was a public defender for the Orange County Public Defender’s office. He and his wife Kim, also a public defender, were celebrating a year since their marriage in California in January 2022. Local news site Patrulla 646 Código Rojo reported that hotel staff notified authorities of the accident and that when police arrived, Blair was lying face down and unconscious. It was said that when paramedics arrived he was found to be dead. Staff from the state attorney general’s office dealt with the removal of the body and were conducting an investigation.
A Facebook page dedicated to sharing news from the Rosarito area, Rosarito en la Noticia, shared an account of what happened and noted that information was being withheld by local authorities and cited reporting in the Californian newspaper, The Orange County Register. The first suggestion that Blair was murdered seems to have been published by The OC Register on Saturday afternoon. The claim is not attributed but reporters spoke with Orange County Public Defender Martin Schwarz. Schwarz told the outlet: ‘We have been in communication with the family and are doing what we can to support them in this difficult time, including working with local and federal officials to help provide them with answers.’