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Dec 8, 2014

Midnight Murder in Valley of Peace: Donatilo Canales Fatally Shot

A well known resident was murdered in the Valley of Peace area, Cayo, just after midnight on Saturday. The wife of Donatilo Canales and a neighbor found him dead in a bushy area after gun shots were heard. Following the murder, the Canales family moved out of the village in fear of their lives since there is speculation that the suspect is a police officer. Today, we found the community reeling at the murder over which there are more questions than answers. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.

 

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

A succession of gunshots, a barrage of as many as four, nine millimeter rounds, broke the nocturnal silence in Valley of Peace on Saturday.  Sometime shortly after midnight, fifty-four-year-old Donatilo Canales reportedly heard his dogs barking in the darkness aft of his wooden bungalow.  He got out of bed and decided to investigate the ruckus.  Moments later, the shooting began.

 

Gloria Elizabeth Arevalo, Neighbor

Gloria Elizabeth Arevalo

“It was around midnight when I heard the gunshots. I was lying down and a few moments later the wife of the deceased came to visit me. She told me that he had gone out when he heard the dog bark but did not return. So she went out to look for him. She yelled his name but he did not answer. She then came to look for me. We went to look for him with our flashlights.  That was when we found him dead.”

 

The area behind Canales’ yard is densely covered in vegetation and it would take the pair several minutes before happening upon the lifeless body of the laborer.  Canales’ wife, Margarita, we are told, has since vacated the premises out of fear for her life.  Her husband’s killer remains at large.

 

Gloria Elizabeth Arevalo

“Who killed him? Who knows?  We don’t know who killed him. What we know is that he had five gunshot wounds.”

 

It is apparent that Canales was lured out of his home and done away with violently, the motive unknown.  According to Belmopan Police, an investigation into the homicide is yet to bear fruit.  The overnight murder of Donatilo Canales has shaken up the community; many, including his family and friends, are tonight overwhelmed with more questions than answers. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

 

Up to news time, there are no arrests. 

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12 Responses for “Midnight Murder in Valley of Peace: Donatilo Canales Fatally Shot”

  1. lowjack says:

    it’s clear he use to sell weed in the area, so why are so many questions? if anybody investigate about
    him, it will be found that he was a drug dealer

  2. lowjack says:

    I will give you a wise advise, in that village there is very easy to hide, there is a lot of new people gettin there and nobody know who is it; so is the chairman job and the peolpe of the village to keep
    a record of all the neighborhood and see those new peolpe if they bring good intentions to the village
    if not…report it

  3. Jesus says:

    Well known for what and by whom? one or two interviews hides the answer-the media needs to do a lot better in their investigations. Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bais

  4. Justice says:

    Why do these women have to bring up the Police again? It can only be a drug deal gone bad, they know very well what this man was into but they want to play the hypocrites. Even his son had gone away from the village to avoid being caught. The Police should check his drug supplier from Roaring Creek, the coolie man MANA.

  5. Jesus says:

    The drug users are unhappy and on the streets at midnight molesting in the community. It is likely that the lady in the news is in partnership with the deceased.

  6. to benjamin amaya says:

    U DUMB ass THE MAN COULD BARELEY WALK HOPE UR SON BECOMES THE NEXT SUPPLIER OF WHAT I KNOW THE AMAYAS IN VALLEY OF PEACE ARE THE MONEY DEALERS ….JUST NOTE THIS VENEZULA. SENT MONEY TO FIX UR DAMN HOUSE AND THEY TOOK THE MON ….THATS WHAT U SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT

  7. to justice says:

    To fried or low jack watever stop talking nonsense. …men have a heart when u die ill make shure to take a dump in ur grave or bore a hole in ur grave and. Make it my. Dump sitee. Hope my sh..t give rots ur bones faster

  8. to justice says:

    The community ?? …shaken up ….? Those evil bastards they and the catholics are the evil ones hope they with the killer rot in hell

  9. to justice says:

    JUSTICE (POPO) AND FLAPPED JACK. COMMON WHY ARE U SO IGNORANT INSTEAD OF FINDING THE GUY BEFOUR HE GETS U, U ARE TALKING BULL

  10. to justice says:

    Who named jesus talks this way hope u land with ur face in hell

  11. to justice says:

    Weeeeeddd buy a pound and make tea for urself

  12. jason says:

    that man gets that for doing all the bad things he has done !!!!!!!!! he has been tormenting my family in that village for years and many other people he thinks he runs that village !!!!!!!!that man was no angel he was no good.. he ows people money and did not want to pay up,,,

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