A criminal investigation has been launched into the death of a Calgary man found lying unresponsive in a police cell over the weekend.

35 year old Jeffrey Donald Furgala was arrested Saturday in San Ignacio apparently heavily intoxicated.

Then, early Sunday morning, other inmates heard a loud sound and what sounded like snoring coming from his cell.

He was found lying face up and unconscious with a bloody nose and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

He was scheduled to undergo surgery by died that night.

Officials in Belize now say they have launched a criminal and internal investigation in to the Calgary man’s death.