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  • Fatimih Davila Sosa, 31, participated in the Miss Universe contest in 2006, representing Uruguay.

    Fatimih Davila Sosa, 31, participated in the Miss Universe contest in 2006, representing Uruguay. | Photo: Instagram: fatimihdavila

Published 3 May 2019

Police are investigating all avenues of inquiry from suicide to murder.

Fatimih Davila Sosa, the former Miss Uruguay 2006, was found dead in a Mexico City hotel, police confirmed Friday to local news outlets as investigations ensue.

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The 31-year-old was found dead Thursday morning, hanging from a bathroom shower faucet, the local prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Davila moved to Mexico City on April 23, in pursuit of a job with a modeling agency in the country, El Universal reported.

In a conversation between Davila and an operation associate, the beauty queen asked how she could “make myself more well-known” since “nobody cares about the Miss Uruguay title,” said investigators, who wiretapped and recorded the exchange.

"An acquaintance helped her settle in the aforementioned hotel, since she would have a job interview," said the Mexico City Attorney's Office.

Police have made no further comment, but are investigating all avenues of inquiry from suicide to murder.

Over the last few years, a large number of cases have been reported of foreign models lured to the North American country with the promise of a career and fame only to end up as trafficking or murder victims.

Fans on social media offered tribute to her passing. One page, Reinas Uruguayas (Uruguayan Queens), wrote, “We hope that the case is investigated and justice is done by the fact, our most sincere condolences to all his family.”

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