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Jan 11, 2016

PG Teenager Murdered, Dumped in Well

The fourth murder victim was found inside a well in Punta Gorda. The grisly discovery of the decaying corpse of Jarrel Edward Pop was made by Punta Gorda police on Saturday morning.  The body of the nineteen year old had what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to various parts, including the abdomen and neck.  While a motive has not been ascertained, several persons remain in police custody pending the outcome of an investigation.  According to Superintendent Simeon Alvarez, due to the state of decomposition, an autopsy had to be conducted on site.


On the Phone: Supt. Simeon Alvarez, O.C., Punta Gorda Police

“At around 8:30 a.m. on January tenth, 2016, Punta Gorda Police responded to an information of a decomposed body in the area called the New City of Punta Gorda Town and upon arrival there, they saw a partially decomposed body of a Maya descent, male person, inside the well.  As a result of that a pathologist was called in, who came in sometime around four p.m. and conducted the post mortem examination on the spot and at the scene it was observed that he had multiple stab wounds to the abdomen and to both sides of the body and behind the neck.  The doctor concluded that the cause of death was due to chop wounds and cut wounds to the body.  The body was then later transported to the Punta Gorda cemetery where it was laid to rest and he was later identified to be one Jarrel Edward Pop, nineteen-years-old, of a Punta Gorda Town address.”


Jarrel Edward Pop

Isani Cayetano

“In terms of your investigation, what are you guys uncovering so far?”


On the Phone: Supt. Simeon Alvarez

“At this time I would not want to disclose the motive but we are following all leads and presently we have seven persons in custody, of which we are interviewing them to find out the author of the crime.”


The results of the post mortem examination indicate that Pop died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries that are consistent with chop and stab wounds.

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