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Jan 20, 2016

Indian Church Murder Suspect Still on the Lam

Also in the north, the search continues for fifty-nine year old Juan Carlos Gutierrez. The Salvadoran national is wanted by Orange Walk Police for the cold-blooded murder of Indian Church Vice-Chairman, fifty-one year old Francisco Arevalo. Police believe that sometime on Saturday night Arevalo was accosted and killed by Gutierrez near an incomplete cement house in the village. Arevalo’s nude body was found with multiple chop wounds to the head, neck and his left hand was almost severed. A wanted bulletin has been posted at border points because it is believed that Gutierrez is attempting to flee the country. News Five spoke with the Orange Walk Police Commander today who says that despite reports of the accused being sighted in several areas, the cops have come up empty-handed.


Selvyn Tillett

On the Phone: ASP Selvyn Tillett, O.C., Orange Walk Police Formation

“We have responded to what is seemingly…we are not sure if he is in country or has absconded as yet. We have made about two or three different attempts to where they saw him, but when we checked he is nowhere around.”


Duane Moody

“Sir, I know that the police had sent out a bulletin, indicating that he is wanted by police. Have you guys received any information from any of your counterparts or anything as to his whereabouts or if they’ve seen him?”


On the Phone: ASP Selvyn Tillett

“Well we have already sent it the Mexican; to the border points…they have a wanted poster of him. We have even get with Interpol. So we are looking at all angles to try and see if we can find him.”


Francisco Arevalo

Duane Moody

“Sir do you believe that someone is assisting him in absconding?”


On the Phone: ASP Selvyn Tillett

“I cannot say that and we have no information as such.”


Duane Moody

“Would you say that he is considered dangerous?”


On the Phone: ASP Selvyn Tillett

“Well he must be considered dangerous as he is on the run.”


Duane Moody

“Sir, I know that a female was detained at the onset of the investigation. Have any charges been brought against that person?”

On the Phone: ASP Selvyn Tillett

“Not yet, but we are looking at the option. But not as yet.”


This was the first murder for 2016 for the Orange Walk District and the motive involved a love triangle. 

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