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Sep 16, 2014

Police Recover Murder Weapon in Near-decapitation of Guatemalan National

Pedro Diaz

On Sunday morning, the life of a Guatemalan national was callously taken a stone’s throw from where he lived in the Duck Run Three Area of Spanish Lookout, Cayo District. Thirty-four year old Pedro Ariel Diaz was viciously chopped to the neck and his head almost severed in the village. Today, police say that a man with whom Diaz socialized at a bar in the nearby village of Los Tambos is believed to be his killer. The men were reportedly embroiled in an altercation prior to his murder. According to Deputy Officer Commanding San Ignacio Police, Inspector Reymundo Reyes, the murder weapon has been recovered.


Via Phone: Insp. Reymundo Reyes, Deputy O.C., San Ignacio Police Formation

“We have a person detained in respect to the murder of Pedro Diaz. All relevant documents and statements we have on hand is presently being sent to the office of the D.P.P. for advice.”


Duane Moody

“Up to yesterday when I spoke with the OC, a murder weapon had not been recovered or the motive behind the murder had not been ascertained. Could you tell us sir whether anything has changed in regards to that?”


Via Phone: Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“Investigation so far proves that it appears that there was a misunderstanding between the deceased and the gentleman in custody which led to his death.”


Duane Moody

“A murder weapon has been recovered?”


Reymundo Reyes

Via Phone: Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“I would not want to comment on that.”


Duane Moody

“Sir we got information that Mister Diaz was a member of the MS-13. Could you confirm this sir?”


Via Phone: Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“Our information at this moment is very limited. As I said we have certain information and people in custody that we are questioning. But to say that he was a part of any gang where he lived, we do not have that kind of information at this moment.”


Duane Moody

“We know that Mister Diaz was dropped off at his home that morning. is the person in custody right now, one of the persons that was with him the last time he was seen alive?”


Via Phone: Insp. Reymundo Reyes

“Investigation is that the person in custody was also socializing with Mister Diaz in Los Tambos where they were recreating at a bar. They knew each other according to the information that we have and the investigation.”


There were two other murders over the weekend, but no one has been charged for the homicide of Mahogany Height resident, Paul Morgan also know as Paul Rubio or for the murder of  Moses Coc, a resident of San Pedro.

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