By GAIGE [email protected] body was found in an apartment building at 2507 Gulf Blvd on South Padre Island last Thursday, January 16, afternoon. The decedent, Sean Kirstein, 44, from Elgin, IL, lived in Unit 3 of the apartment, where he was found dead, according to sources who knew Kirstein. Kirstein was known to live with one other person, but the PRESS could not independently confirm it.Upon arrival to the scene, the PRESS was told by authorities they had strict instructions to not release information to media, a request from SPI Police Chief Claudine O’Carroll. Crime scene equipment on Sean Kirstein’s vehicle. Photo by Gaige Davila.A police report obtained by the PRESS says police responded to the residence for a welfare check on Kirstein, who had not been “answering his door and had not been seen in days.” While the police report says Kirstein’s body was transported to a funeral home, a statement from the City of South Padre Island says the body was taken to Valley Baptist Hospital. The statement concludes that autopsy results are pending and that there is no further information available. RelatedMissing swimmer’s body recovered on SPI By Gaige Davila [email protected] A body has been recovered on South Padre Island, after a person went missing after swimming with two others at a public beach access. ChristDeshaun Reddix, 26, from Austin, was found dead 2.5 miles north of Cameron County Beach Access 6 at around 11:00 a.m.,…July 30, 2020In “News”Apprehended and Arraigned: Suspects in Laguna Heights murder arrestedBy Gaige Davila [email protected] Two suspects in the murder of Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, who was found dead in his Laguna Heights home on October 6, were arraigned on Thursday, October 17, in the Port Isabel municipal court, presided by Helen Delgadillo. Nelson Orona Santiago,…October 17, 2019In “News”“We are still in shock”: Man murdered in Laguna Heights home By Gaige Davila [email protected] Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, a resident of Laguna Heights, was found murdered in his home at 110 Garfield St, in the early morning hours of October 6. Port Isabel Police Department officers found Aguilera’s body just before 4:00 a.m., after a neighbor called the police.…October 11, 2019In “News” Share Authorities outside of Sean Kirstein’s apartment on January 16. Kirstein was found dead inside his residence after SPI police commenced a welfare check. Photo by Gaige Davila.