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Dec 13, 2017

Family Says Murdered Israel Chuc Had Been Attacked Before

Israel Chuc

This morning, the Chuc family from San Ignacio spoke out about the murder of Israel Chuc. The thirty-four-year-old was discovered dead in the Branch Mouth area of San Ignacio and police initially did not suspect foul play. But a postmortem on Tuesday revealed that he was in fact murdered. Today, his family told News Five that an attempt was made on Israel’s life two months ago and then on Friday night he was involved in a fight in Benque. It is not known if either was the motive behind his murder, but his brother Andres says that he suspected foul play when Israel was found dead on Sunday. He explains why.


Andres Chuc

Andres Chuc, Brother of Murder Victim

“I never believed it and I know he was murdered because my little brother, the furthest he reaches is by the market in front of me; seeing him coming back or by Benque Road with the guys them or if he nice up he finds his way home to Santiago Layout.”



“On Monday police had said that at the start of their investigation, they found out that your little brother had visited the hospital because he had some injuries. Are you aware?”


Andres Chuc

“Yeah well he had an incident about two months before he died where someone tried to murder him before that. We find my little brother with cut throat and I see a big cut on his neck when I meet him at the hospital when my family said that they cut my brother’s throat that day. So when I reach to the hospital I see my little brother with a big cut on his neck. We never find out who did it and were asking.  We are just asking the police if we could do better in San Ignacio because there are a lot of murders and we don’t want families to feel what we feel right now. Nobody is perfect in this work but we need to stop the crimes in San Ignacio.”


Duane Moody

“Andres do you know who could have wanted to hurt your brother, take his life?”


Andres Chuc

“Ummm I not really know who do this. But whoever did it, let them have consciousness that not everybody could take this hurting of family and loved ones. We didn’t expect this close to Christmas.”

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