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May 15, 2017

Attorney for Missing Teacher, Pamela Lino, Asks Public Help

Pamela Lino

High school teacher Pamela Lino remains missing and police are no closer to ascertaining whether the charred skeletal remains found inside her vehicle are those of the Belmopan resident.  That’s because samples from the corpse are yet to be sent to Jamaica for D.N.A. testing.  While it is generally believed that it is the career teacher who perished in an automotive fire along the George Price Highway near its junction with the Gracie Rock Road, it is difficult to legally determine pending tests.  It is widely believed that Lino’s disappearance may be linked to a bitter property dispute she was embroiled in prior to that incident in the early hours of May second.  It may also be connected to the withdrawal of a significant sum of money from her bank account in the days leading up to her disappearance.  Lino had only just retained the services of Senior Counsel Dolores-Balderamos Garcia, who was advising her on the separation process at the time she went missing.  Today, Balderamos-Garcia spoke with News Five, appealing to the public to come forward with information that may be able to assist the police in investigating the incident.


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, Attorney for Pamela Lino

“It’s been two weeks since Ms. Lino’s disappearance.  I am her retained attorney.  I will not speak in the past tense, obviously, you know.  However, we are fearing probably the worst in these circumstances.  I thought that it would be a good idea for me to let the public know that I am acting for her.  She was involved in a difficult separation and matrimonial property issue which would have required settlement.  I must tell you Isani, that since her disappearance I have been working as best as I can, put in many, many hours along with the police, sharing information, doing all that I can to try to assist the police in every way.  But it’s, as you can see, a very difficult situation.  Apart from saying that I was retained by her and in what circumstances, I wouldn’t be able to say more about that and about her.  I am still her attorney.  I do not represent the family in any way but I thought that the public ought to know that it is so important for persons to come forward to assist the police in their investigation.  I don’t want to get on a soapbox or anything but, you know, with three to five percent conviction rate for murders in this country that means that there are murderers on the loose all over the place and we have people whose lives have been taken.  Ms. Lino has a daughter who is apparently in a terrible state at the moment and we’re, I hope, that her family is trying to assist her.  And certainly, I feel that it is incumbent on me to try to assist in any way.”

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