I am guessing this is what the post above was alluding to.........
"The body of William Hoffman was found aboard his Ilwaco, WA-based Cal 34 Dark Star on March 6 at the Perula anchorage in Chamela Bay on Mexico's Gold Coast. Other cruisers had alerted the Mexican Navy to the lack of activity on the boat and a strong odor emanating from her. The navy secured the boat, then towed her to Barra de Navidad. At last word, the death was being considered a suicide based on the facts that there was no sign of a struggle, Hoffman's wrists were cut, nothing seems to have been taken from the boat, the boat was not in disarray, and there was a partially completed suicide note."
What a tragedy. A permanent solution to a temporary problem. I feel for his family.
__________________ "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"
he left zihuatenejo in late january or early feb at latest time possible for ixtapa and was going to return--i never saw him again,nor heard anything until i read the lat 38 article mentioning his death. rip.