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Jan 18, 2018

1 Person Detained for Murder of Alfredo Cowo

Alfredo Cowo

Police have one suspect in custody for the murder of Alfredo Cowo. The San Pedro man was killed shortly after mid-night on Sunday as he hung out with his girlfriend across from the Jaguars nightclub in San Pedro. Cowo predicted his demise one week earlier saying his life was under threat. While a motive has not been established, police are following all leads. Today the media asked about the allegations that Cowo’s murder may be related to a shooting for which he and four others were injured and two officers were charged, but released when the prosecution did not turn up for trial.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Reference the murder of Alfredo Cowo, police is conducting the investigation. Part of my staff went there to help conduct the investigation. We have been able to interview several persons and we recorded several states. We were looking for a suspect and I understand that he was detained around two or three in the morning; so we are awaiting from there how to proceed with this matter.”

 

Reporter

“Is the suspect someone who has had a history of encounters with the police?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Not that I know at this moment but we are trying to establish everything of his background, so we can know the motive of this killing there.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Sir, do you know if these two men – Cowo and this suspect – had any kind of relationship – did they know each other?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No. I don’t know if they had any relationship at all.”

 

Reporter

“The young lady who was present at the time said that there are cameras around the area; have you been able to secure any footage?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We have several footage from the area that is assisting us with the investigation.”

 

Reporter

“And about the allegation or suspicion that the police may have been involved; he was trying to reinstitute that case in Belize City that was thrown out in San Pedro?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Well, the investigation at this moment is not directing us to any involvement of the police, so far.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Are you investigating that angle, though?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We are looking at all angles being mentioned at this moment.”

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