MEXICO CITY - Officials confirm a Phoenix-based US Airways flight attendant has been found dead in Mexico City. Early reports indicate he was strangled.
The airline's flight attendants' union placed a notice on its website informing members of 33-year-old Nick Aaronson's death.
According to the notice, Aaronson was found dead in his hotel room in Mexico City early Saturday morning.
According to a report by NoticiasMexico.com.mx , Aaronson was found lying unconscious, face down beside the bed at the Hilton Hotel, with his hands bound behind him and a belt around his neck.
The union's notice stated an investigation is underway and that it did not appear there was a security breach at the hotel. However, layover crews were to be relocated to an "alternative location."
A spokesperson for the attorney general in Mexico City told CNN that Aaronson's body had been struck several times.
"Tragic, tragic loss," said Deborah Volpe, president of the local Association of Flight Attendants.
"He had a smile that could light up the room 20 minutes before he walked into it," Volpe told ABC15.
Tina Swail of US Airways said Aaronson's family has been notified of his death.
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