Update (11:30 a.m.): The Procuradoría General de Justicia for Mexico City (the local DA office in charge of the investigation) has issued a new statement on the status of the their investigation into the death of adult performer Bill Bailey at a hotel in Mexico City Sunday night.
The Mexican authorities inform that Bailey’s body remains in Mexico City at the Coroner’s office, waiting for a next-of-kin or relative to claim it.
Bailey is from Tennessee and members of his immediate family live in the Knoxville area. According to some reports, Bailey’s girlfriend, performer AJ Applegate, traveled to Tennessee yesterday.
The new official statement is:
Special Informational Card
(Followup to the death of a foreign man in Iztacalco)
Regarding the death of a man from a fall in a hotel in the borough of Iztacalco , we report that until this moment [around 1 p.m. CST] his body remains in the Forensic Sciences Institute, awaiting for any relative or designated funeral home to arrive to claim the body.
As part of the due-diligence, we have contacted the U. S. Embassy in Mexico to notify them of the facts and begin the appropriate proceedings to effect the body’s repatriation.
MEXICO, DF—Mexican authorities have released an official statement regarding the death of adult performer Bill Bailey at a hotel in the Iztacalco neighborhood Mexico City last Sunday night, following his and partner AJ Applegate’s appearance at Expo Sexo 2019.
The statement was issued on Monday and personnel of the Procuradoría General de Justicia for Mexico City (the local DA office in charge of the investigation) have confirmed that, as of Tuesday morning, it is the only officially corroborated version of the events that resulted in Bailey’s death.
While several Mexican and international publications (including some UK tabloids) are misreporting an alleged altercation immediately before Bailey’s fall from the 4th floor of the Hotel Grand Prix, the official statement does not mention any such incident.
Some Mexican outlets are implying that the Procuradoría General de Justicia is their source for questioning the accidental nature of Bailey’s death, but the statement, translated below in full and attached as a PDF, contradicts those allegations.
As XBIZ reported yesterday, Randy Quintana, the member of Bailey’s traveling party who has been in touch with the press on behalf of his friend Applegate, strenuously denied that an altercation immediately preceeded Bailey’s demise. Quintana, who was involved in bringing U.S. talent to Expo Sexo 2019, has volunteered himself as the main source of information about the incident for the adult trade press.
XBIZ is in touch with the Mexican authorities and we will continue to update this article as information becomes available.
The official statement is:
(Investigating the death by fall of a man in Iztacalco)
The Procuraduria General de Justicia of Mexico City is carrying out the due-diligence proceedings to clarify the death of a man, occurred in a hotel in the borough of Iztacalgo.
According to the data gathered at the moment [3/4/2019], yesterday at approximately 10:45 p.m., the victim, a U.S. national, suffered a fall inside a hotel located at Rio Churubusco Ave., Colonias Granjas, Mexico.
Emergency services arrived at the site where they confirmed that he had died as a result from the impact. The companions of the deceased stated that they had consumed alcoholic beverages moments before the mishap.
Personnel of the Coordinacion General de Servicios Periciales [Forensic Team] took the body to the “anfiteatro ministerial” [Medical Examiner/Coroner’s] and gathered evidence to include in the record.
Investigations continue to determine liability.