May 19, 2013
Officials investigate Heyn's mobile phone, computer
In the midst of the commotion caused by the sudden death of 34-year-old Iván Heyn, the Uruguayan Judiciary began the investigation of the causes that led Argentina's Foreign Trade Undersecretary to commit suicide on Tuesday. Following the first results of the autopsy, officials were analyzing Heyn’s mobile phone and personal computer.
Montevideo police’s press chief José Luis Roldán said that the judge investigating the case is analyzing two cell phones and a notebook to find any kind of clue that could guide them to the reason why Heyn took this tragic decision. He added that there was no written letter left.
Uruguayan police sources unveiled that the results of the autopsy of the economist’s body, who was found dead in Uruguay in the midst of the Mercosur Summit, showed the official’s death was caused by “hanging.” Meanwhile, they keep investigating if there’s any substance that could have had influence in his decision.
“There are no signs of defence, the body is healthy,” he affirmed. It was not ruled out the possibility of a homicide and assured that the suicide is almost and exclusive hypothesis.
Also, the Radisson Hotel security chief, Alejandro González, talked to the press and stated that the staff in charge of the mini-fridge tried to enter the room, but the door was “locked.” When they managed to open it, they found the official’s corpse.
González added that after they opened the door they found Iván “naked, with a belt on his neck.” Besides, he added that there were no “phone calls” made from his room’s telephone. “I don’t know about his cell phone,” he assured.