REP. CORREA CALLS ON MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH U.S. AUTHORITIES IN INVESTIGATING DEATH OF ELLIOT BLAIR
Correa Requests Answers In Case of Mysterious Death of Orange County Public Defender
ORANGE COUNTY, C.A. — Following the death of Elliot Blair, an Orange County Public Defender celebrating his first wedding anniversary in Mexico, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) sent a letter to the Mexican Ambassador to the United States Esteban Moctezuma requesting answers and the continued cooperation of the Mexican Government with U.S. authorities in investigating the matter—to ensure a full and proper investigation is conducted into the circumstances of Elliot’s death.
“There are conflicting reports regarding the circumstances surrounding Elliot’s death,” Rep. Correa wrote. “Accordingly, I ask the Mexican embassy in the United States, and all levels of Mexican government (federal, state, and local) to assist the Blair family and U.S. officials in the investigation of Elliot’s death.”
Elliot Blair, 33, died at his hotel in Rosarito, Baja Mexico on Saturday, and the circumstances surrounding Blair's death remain unclear. In the wake of his death, Rep. Correa assisted in connecting the Blair family to American authorities at the United States Consulate in Tijuana.
“Although Mexican authorities have said they are investigating Elliot’s death and are in contact with American authorities…the Blair family has still not been directly contacted by the Mexican government.” Correa concluded. “Elliot was a very valuable member of our community…[and] the Blair family and our community would welcome some answers.”
Blair, who lived in Orange, was a loving husband, son, and brother. He had worked for the public defender’s office since 2017, and was a well-respected and highly-revered member of the Orange County community.
You can read the letter in its entirety HERE.
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