San Pedro Fisherman missing for weeks
A San Pedro fisherman has been missing for eighteen days. His family and police on the island are now asking for the public’s assistance in locating twenty-seven year old Wilmer Cartajena, also known as Chix, a resident of the Basil Jones area, which is twelve miles north of San Pedro Town. Cartajena disappeared on March twenty-fourth and was reported missing by his brother Oscar on April first. Cartajena was last seen in the Boca del Rio Area, near the bridge in a white boat. He was along with four men, travelling north along the eastern coastline of the island. At the time, Cartajena was wearing a white T-shit, short pants and sunshades. He can also be identified by his three tattoos; one on his back with the word “Angel”, another below his right elbow with his nickname “Chix” and the third is on the right side of his neck with the name “Gloria”. The family extremely worried since they have been hearing rumors that someone was murdered on northern Ambergris Caye. The police are not taking the report lightly and have launched an search for Cartajena. Anyone with information that can assist in locating Cartajena is asked to call the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, another San Pedro man is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H. after he was attacked on Monday afternoon. Police say that family members reported that Ian Cabanas was found lying in an alley in the Boca del Rio Area with serious head injuries. He was taken to the San Pedro Poly-Clinic, but as his condition deteriorated, he had to be airlifted to the K.H.M.H. Cabanas received severe intracranial injuries and had to undergo brain surgery. And while it has not been confirmed, police say they have been receiving unofficial reports that Cabanas was involved in a number of street fights on Easter Monday.