Double murdered commits suicide; he’s not a B.D.F. soldier
Belize’s most wanted fugitive, sought by authorities for the heinous murders of his former in-laws, remained on the lam for less than twenty-four hours; that is until he committed suicide. The lifeless body of forty year old Lorne Lisbey, wanted for the vicious slaying of Anacleta Pech and her daughter Ana Cortez on Thursday, was discovered this morning in an area seven hundred yards southwest of Carmelita in the Orange Walk District. It is believed that Lisbey took his own life sometime after he committed the ruthless double murder of his ex mother-in-law and her thirty year old daughter at their residence in the village. Orange Walk police later found Lisbey’s body clad in camouflage long pants with a gaping shotgun wound to the back of the head in an overgrown area near the outskirts of the community. Between his legs was a sixteen gauge shotgun, presumably the weapon used in the homicides. Also found next to him was a pair of military boots. The body was transported to Northern Regional Hospital where Dr. Nora Romero him dead on arrival.
Lisbey was described as a former Belize Defense Force soldier in other sections of the media; however, B.D.F. Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel James Requeña says that a search of their employment records indicate that he wasn’t listed as a regular officer.
“I know that the BDF has taken issue with the fact we reported that the young man who had murdered his mother-in-law and sister-in-law is a former BDF. Why has the BDF taken an issue with that?”
Lt. Col. James Requena - Chief of Staff, BDF
“The reason we have taken issue with it is that no one contacted us to clarify. We have checked our records, and he’s never been a member of the regular force. Presently, we are checking our voluntary element records to see if he was ever a member of voluntary element, but as far as our records show, he has never been a member of the Belize Defense Force regular element since its formation in 1978. We have records for all those persons.”