The Mexican government is disputing a report that an Amherst College student found dead in Mexico City was murdered.
Andrew Dorogi, 21, a talented football player and student who studied investment banking, was killed while returning from a vacation in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico with friends. He was scheduled to graduate from Amherst College, a small, private college in Amherst, Massachusetts, later this month. He had already lined up a job.
The Boston Globe said Mexican authorities released a statement Monday saying that Dorogi's body did not have any signs of violence, physical aggression or defensive wounds. For this reason, they said murder has been ruled out as a cause of death.
This is in direct contrast to a statement released by Dorogi's family on Friday, which said that he had been murdered.
Dorogi's body was found shortly after midnight on March 16 on subway tracks. Mexican officials said a preliminary investigation appeared to point to manslaughter but then relabeled the death accidental.
But autopsy photos reportedly showed trauma-related wounds that were inconsistent with the reported cause of death, and there are conflicting accounts of what happened.
The Mexican government said in its statement Monday that Dorogi traveled to the airport in Mexico City to catch a connecting flight to New York, but he never boarded the flight. Instead, he left the airport and asked for directions to the metro station. They said they have video evidence supporting this.
The Mexico City attorney general's office said it has offered to meet with Dorogi's family to give them the details of their investigation.