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Feb 1, 2018

Police Get Their Man in Vicious Double Sister Murder

Siblings Cricencia and Josephine Oh were savagely mutilated near the village of San Jose in the Toledo District on January twenty-first as they were returning from attending mass and visiting with a brother in that vicinity.  Their murders shocked and outraged the Maya community, particularly since crimes of such heinous nature are uncommon in the south.  Diligent police work has resulted in the arrest and arraignment of a suspect almost two and a half weeks later.  Twenty-year-old Wilmur Alexander Escobar is believed to have committed the terrible act of butchery.  Earlier today, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett provided details of Escobar’s capture.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“In respect to the murders of Crisencia and Josephine Oh that had occurred in the Toledo District some eleven days ago, yesterday police have since arrested and charged Wilmur Alexander Escobar, twenty-year-old laborer of Bella Vista for two counts of murder.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, with respect to the double murder, can you say whether or not, can you confirm whether or not the suspect confessed to the crime?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“I would not say that he confessed, but there was some cooperation and some items belonging to both deceased have also been recovered.”

 

Reporter

“These items would be phones?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes.  Cell phones, as well as other personal properties.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, what led the police to this particular suspect?  Was he someone known in that area?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Apparently he has frequented the area, but police investigation or intense investigation and talking to witnesses within the immediate area, as well as other information provided to the police have led to his capture.”

 

Reporter

“Are you able to say if he knew those two young ladies?  Did they know each other, did the family indicate if…”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“No, not that we are made aware of.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, will that suspect be mentally evaluated, being that the crime was so gruesome?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“I believe if that is to be done, whenever he is remanded that was done, but according to the officers who captured him, he seems to have been of sound mind during interviews conducted with him.”

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