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Oct 2, 2017

1 Month Later, Mom of Missing Erwin Rodriguez Loses Hope

Erwin Rodriguez

It’s been one month since seventeen-year-old Erwin Paulino Rodriguez of Grown Dove Street in Belize City has gone missing. The teen was last seenin the Jane Usher Boulevard area on Thursday, August twenty-fourth after three o’clock in the afternoon when he went to his mother’s work place. But since then, there has been no word on the disappearance of the minor. When we spoke with his mother back in August she told us that she feared the worse, but was keeping hopeful. The family and friends have conducted several searches for the young boy but they have not been able to gather any more information other than he was last seen that Thursday night in Jane Usher area and the searches later turned up one of his slippers. The search for the teenager has intensified in the last few days but nothing has surfaced. His mother says she believes her son is dead.

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

Sylvia Rodriguez, Mother of Erwin Rodriguez

“We do search four to five times – the church crew – and up to now we only fine one ah his slipper back ah dike. After that, nothing. Yesterday we gone search again and we nuh find nothing.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you have an idea of what may have happened to your son?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“I believe he done dead already.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Why do you believe that?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“It gone too far. Too much time, too long and no kinda news or nothing from him.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, today the search continues; there are divers searching – is there a reason why the team that is assisting you decided to bring out divers?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“Yes. We believe so because a lot of rumors going around that he is in the waters. But it is hard to find him because there is so much water – different dikes and pond and so. People say they see him back there back ah Jane Usher the same Thursday night. You know, they have a lot of rumors; people say they see him in Dangriga, Belmopan and even Mexico; Free zone and all kinda thing but if dah mi so, he mi wah done communicate with me.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“There was a speculation that a shirt that was believed to have belonged to your son was found – now I can understand that is not so. Can you verify if that shirt belong or doesn’t belong to your son?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“I have never seen that sweater before.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you don’t believe it was your son’s?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“No.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“As his mother, is there an appeal that you may like to make to the people who may have him or have information that can lead to his discovery?”

 

Sylvia Rodriguez

“I would like to say if anyone has him, I don’t know only God knows, mek he contact we because we the suffer pain and worries and you could imagine.”

 

Erwin is described as being of Hispanic descent, stands five feet seven inches in height and has brown hair and grey eyes. He was last seen riding a bike, wearing a three quarter pants, grey t-shirt and blue slippers. If you have any information that can help in the location of the City teenager or are interested in assisting in search efforts, you are asked to contact the family at 620-4502. 

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