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Apr 9, 2015

Police Need Help Identifying Murder Victim in Cayo

The second murder in the past twenty-four hours took place in the west and police needs the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was badly beaten and found at the Cayo Welcome Center with head injuries on Saturday. Police believe that he had been partying and was intoxicating prior to the violent attack on him. John Doe, as he is called, was transferred from the Belmopan Hospital and later to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he succumbed on Wednesday. There are two suspects in police hands, who have apparently admitted that they had beaten up a man and police are looking for a third person.  Andrea Polanco has a report on San Ignacio’s latest homicide.


Andrea Polanco, Reporting

An unidentified man who was discovered at the Cayo Welcome Center around one thirty on Holy Saturday morning is dead. Police say the head injuries appear to be from a blunt object and they now have a murder on their hands.


Supt. Dinsdale Thompson, O.C, San Ignacio Police Formation

“The police visited the welcome center are in the san Ignacio town where were discovered a male, Hispanic individual; where he was dressed in casual short jeans and t-shirt. He was unconscious and was taken to the hospital to San Ignacio here where apparently at his arrival at the hospital here they had listed his condition as stable. Later he was transported to Belmopan hospital and later to K.H.M.H. On the seventh of April, we received word from our Belize City police counterpart that the said individual, name unknown, had passed away in Belize City. At the time we have noted that he did have injuries to his head so with that, our investigation is leading up or looking at like it is a murder.”


The unidentified man has low straight black hair, about one hundred and sixty pounds, of medium built. Police hope that the public can assist to put a name to the face.


Dinsdale Thompson

Supt. Dinsdale Thompson

“We are asking the public if they know of any of their loved ones who have gone missing; any Hispanic individual missing of five feet five inches in height and they have not found him as yet kindly contact the police station. We have sent out photographs and information and we are continuing to look for who is this individual and so for right now we are naming him ‘John Doe’ because he doesn’t have a name or any other particulars on him.”


Andrea Polanco

“Superintendent, are you able to tell us more or less what age range this individual would fall in?”


Supt. Dinsdale Thompson

“Yeah. He appears to be somewhere around his late twenties.”


Andrea Polanco

“Okay, do you know if perhaps he had any distinguishing marks; like a tattoo or scar, anything?”


Supt. Dinsdale Thompson

“No. That we haven’t had any information on that as yet.”


Andrea Polanco

“Is there anything that would suggest to you that perhaps he is from across the border?”


Supt. Dinsdale Thompson

“No, not really. Because from what we have so far seen that he was indeed having fun and was in San Ignacio and he doesn’t appear to that type of dress as well. We haven’t fully ruled out that, but yes we are looking at him being a Belizean national.  We haven’t ascertained any of the two.”


San Ignacio Police have detained two men who are being questioned and are seeking another in connection with this latest homicide. Reporting for News Five, I am Andrea Polanco.


John Doe’s body is at the K.H.M.H. morgue awaiting a post-mortem. Anyone with information leading to the identity of the now deceased man is asked to call the San Ignacio Police Station.

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2 Responses for “Police Need Help Identifying Murder Victim in Cayo”

  1. Hatari says:

    And the hospital listed his condition as “STABLE”! This is scary!

  2. judy says:


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