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Mar 15, 2016

What’s the Update in Weekend Murder Investigation?

Tanika Lemoth

While police have two friends of Trotman detained in connection with his murder, this morning, several others were rounded up and taken into custody for the murder of thirty-four year old Tanika Lemoth. The single mother of two teenage boys who was killed on Sunday morning on Faber’s Road inside a taxi, as she and a group of friends headed home after a concert. At least one gunman in another vehicle reportedly pursued the taxi following a misunderstanding on Freetown Road and opened fire on the vehicle in front of the Saint John Vianney School. Taxi driver Jaime Villanueva was hit to the shoulder, while Doris Gilharry and Lemoth were hit to various parts of the body; Doris remains hospitalized in a stable condition at the K.H.M.H. Investigations continue into this homicide and Assistant ComPol Chester Williams told the media today that along with the GSU, officers attached to Eastern Division South carried out a search this morning.

 

Chester Williams

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“The CIB personnel headed by Inspector Cowo has been out there canvassing the area as well as other parts of Belize City to see what we can gather of evidential value to be able to move forward with the investigation. We did an operation this morning where we went after those persons who we believe are responsible and we have more persons in custody and we will continue our investigation around those persons to see what we can obtain to be able to move forward. It is a crime that we do want to solve. I do not believe Miss Lemoth deserve to have died the way she did and I would like to extend our condolences to her families. We know that they are saddened by her loss; she seems to have been a very joyous young lady and her life was taken away in an untimely manner and we really want to do our utmost best to solve this crime and we’ll see what we can do.”

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