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Sep 17, 2012

Honduran National stabbed in the heart

Wilmer Esquivel

In Belize City, neighbors found a Honduran national in his early twenties dead. When he was not seen this morning, tenants of the apartment building where he lived on St Thomas Street made the gruesome discovery. Wilmer Esquivel, aka Botas, was employed as a security guard; he was killed by a single stab wound to the heart. Esquivel was last seen alive on Sunday evening and no one so far has been able to determine the circumstances of his murder. News Five’s Delahnie Bain has a report.


Delahnie Bain, Reporting

Residents of the apartment building at the corner of St. Thomas and Twelfth Streets are in shock after their friend, Wilmer Esquivel, was found dead inside his room this morning. His body was discovered when a neighbor went knocking on his door because he didn’t come out to go to work this morning.


Voice of: Neighbor

“This morning one ah di lady come out and call di bwai, but di bwai neva wake up. But we find wah bike out here, wa pink lady bike so she mi think ih deh een deh wid wah lady, so ih noh call ah. Afta dat di next bwai come out and ih seh he have to go work early so call him. Afta dat di lady open di door and when ih open di door di next bwai seh but dis bwai mess up wid blood, weh happen? When ih touch him, di bwai dead. We come out, di pink bike is here but di owner not here, so we noh know what happen.”


Esquivel was last seen by the other tenants on Sunday evening when he went to meet a friend. But it is not known when he returned or what happened inside his apartment or why he was stabbed in the heart.


Voice of: Neighbor

“The thing is we don’t know what happened. The boy gone out yesterday evening; a friend call him fi go drink so the thing is, we don’t know what time he come back because we have different apartments weh someone live there and everybody when its time, we go in and close the door and we don’t know what happen after that or who is in there.  Afta a while den police come and investigate di place but we can’t get to know who come in di night so we can’t know who stab dis bwai.”


Delahnie Bain

“Okay, so it was a stab injury?”


Voice of: Neighbor

“Yes, stab wound.”


Delahnie Bain

Where was it?


Voice of: Neighbor

“On the left side by the heart. Di bwai gone, we ker ah to di morgue so we noh know weh happen afta but di bike was here, police ker di bike for any evidence fi si if ih get contact wid di bike owner.”


Delahnie Bain

“And it was just that one injury?”


Voice of: Neighbor

“Yes, only one. Only one it was.”


Esquivel, originally from Honduras, has no family in Belize but his neighbor says, he has plenty of friends and it was nothing unusual for him to have them over for drinks.


Voice of Neighbor

“He always like drink, get ih drink evening time or sometimes weekend ih just bring friends and get eena ih room and wid dem and so this happen so. We noh know weh happen, who he bring late because he come in late fi drink wid ih friend in there and we don’t know what time ih gone out again.”


Delahnie Bain

“So from what you heard, none of the other neighbors heard any kinda commotion or anything?”


Voice of: Neighbor

“No, dehn noh seh anything, dehn noh know nothing; til morning we find di bwai dead. He live round eight years here because he go and come back and go and come back, but this time he stay longer here. He was living with a next friend in that room fi pay half, but the next friend gone last week so only he one di stay.”


Delahnie Bain for News Five.


Esquivel’s neighbors at the apartment say his body will be sent to Honduras, but they need assistance.

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3 Responses for “Honduran National stabbed in the heart”

  1. Storm says:

    RIP. I hope the police can process the scene well and find the evidence, and I hope the DPP can convict the killer. Then it must be a long drop with a short rope.

  2. Rod says:

    Udp lovers go tell this man parents and family what a good job this pm and gov. Are doing .

  3. rod says:

    if it wasn’t for this PM he could have stayed in his country. but no.. people had to vote red. so he came here. see they are showing the foreigners the possibliities. How wil this encourage foreign investment

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