A former Miss Uruguay pageant winner has been found dead in a Mexico City hotel.
Fatimih Dávila, who won the Uruguay pageant in 2006, was identified by city officials as the woman who was found hanged in the bathroom of a guest room early Thursday. She was 31.
There was no official ruling on the manner of death.
The prosecutor’s office said a homicide investigation was looking into the circumstances surrounding the hanging and whether the woman killed herself or was killed.
Miss Uruguay Fatimih Dávila , shows off a costume related to her home country during the preliminary competition for Miss Universe 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Davila was found dead at a Mexico City hotel on Thursday
After winning the national pageant, Dávila went on to represent Uruguay in the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, held in Los Angeles.
Since then, she had apparently worked as a model.
The Mexico City district attorney’s office said Dávila had arrived in Mexico City on April 23 for a supposed job interview.
Fatimih Dávila went on to work as a model after winning Uruguay’s national beauty pageant
Dávila was found dead inside a hotel room in Mexico City on Thursday
‘From the investigations carried out so far, it was established that an acquaintance helped her to settle in the aforementioned hotel,’ the prosecutor’s office said according to a press release statement.
The name of the hotel has not been publicly revealed.
Spanish-language press report that the hotel was located on Altadena Street in Colonia Nápoles, Benito Juarez.
Former Miss Uruguay pageant winner Fatimih Dávila was arrived in Mexico City on April 23 and was staying at boutique hotel (pictured)
Mexican authorities said they were in contact with the Uruguayan embassy in order to notify Dávila family.
According to Dávila’s Instagram account, she was based in Mexico and worked as a model. The pictures of family and friends were accompanied by inspiration quotes, such as, ‘What we do today matters most’ and ‘Let’s start the year 2019 smiling and with good vibes.’
Prosecutors in Mexico City have not determined whether the former Miss Uruguay pageant winner as murdered or if she committed suicide
Dávila meets Donald Trump at the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, which Trump owned at the time. Her death is being investigated by police in Mexico
Fatimih Dávila, who won the 2006 Miss Uruguay crown, was found dead inside the bathroom of a hotel in Mexico City early Thursday
According to Uruguayan newspaper
Dávila’s name came up in the second chapter of the book which mentions a 2011 undercover investigation into a prostitution ring in Uruguay that was operated by Jose Miguel Acosta, a public relations agent with close ties to Argentine model representative Luis Santos.
Dávila was reportedly recorded by investigators talking to Acosta in which she said that she had spoken to Santos about seeking other ways to ‘make myself better known.’
‘I was talking to Leandro [Santos] and he told me that it would be good if I got into something of that to [put myself in higher demand], to make myself better known, because nobody values the subject matter of Miss Uruguay.’
The model gave a court declaration in 2012 following the sting.
Santos was detained in 2017 and released from jail in December 2017 as long as he presented himself in court.