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Feb 24, 2016

Two Detained for Murder of San Pedro Waitress

Even as they investigate this murder, San Pedro Police are trying to close another. One week ago Honduran Johana Mendez Barrios was killed inside her apartment, her throat cut. Investigators have made some progress in that case, but are appealing to the public for assistance in tying up loose ends.


Insp. Henry Jemott, Deputy Coastal Executive Officer

Insp. Henry Jemott

“What we have done in that case is that we have detained two persons for whom we’ve sent up fingerprint samples and different aspects to try and find out who committed this crime. We haven’t had the cooperation of the public to a certain extent in solving this crime and it is very alarming because these rooms are very close to one another and people are refusing to come forward and give us the statements that we need to actually put together a proper case in this matter.”



“I know when we first spoke to you on this matter the investigation was preliminary. Have you all been able to determine if somebody was waiting for her or if it was somebody she had in the room with her when she was murdered?”


Insp. Henry Jemott

“We have reviewed some footage and the way it looks is like someone was waiting. Someone was waiting and they made good their escape shortly after committing that heinous crime.”



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