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Oct 11, 2016

One charged for murder of Guatemalan in Bella Vista

On the Phone: Supt. Reymundo Reyes

In the third murder, one man, Orlando Cedios, has been charged and will appear in court on Wednesday for the murder of a twenty-one year old Guatemalan national, Edilsar Mendez, in Bella Vista, Toledo District. Police believe that a romantic love triangle between tenants of a house in the village may have led to the murder. We spoke this afternoon with Superintendent of Police Reymundo Reyes, officer in command of the Intermediate Southern Formation, for details.


Via Phone: Supt. Reymundo Reyes, O.C. Intermediate Southern Formation

“Our information was received sometime around five- thirty on Sunday morning by Bella Vista police that the body of a male person was seen inside a room with what appears to be head injuries. So as a result the police visited the scene where on arrival they saw the lifeless body of Mister Mendez with head injuries and some cut wounds on the throat, The scene was processed and the body was later transported to the Dangriga Morgue where it was pronounced dead on arrival. Presently police have arrested and charges on person for the murder of Mister Mendez and that person will be arraigned tomorrow at the Punta Gorda Town Magistrate Court. I know that they met at a bar in Bella Vista that same night and we heard they were friend but we have not established that relationship but the person that we have in custody was the person who apparently visited the area were the young man was inside and we have about seven or eight rooms in that property and Mister Mendez was renting one of those rooms. What we know is that it might be a love triangle, the reason we say this is because Mister Mendez was having a relationship with a female who was also renting a room in Bella Vista but apparently this female was having a relationship with Mister Mendez and some days ago they end up separating. The night which is Sunday morning this same female apparently invited another individual, Mr. Orlando to her room, it is believe that that is where both persons might have reached a misunderstanding and the incident happened.”

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