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Jul 22, 2004

Bones at border identified: Police say murder

When little more than her bones were found on July twelfth just inside Belizean territory near the Guatemalan border, it was assumed that the victim was killed in Guatemala and the body was dumped in Belize, probably to make solution of the crime more difficult. And while that scenario may yet prove true, evidence gathered by police now points to yet another murder on Belizean soil. The break in the case, announced today, was the identification of the remains as those of a Guatemalan woman, Alba Veronica Garcia Y Garcia. The woman, although hailing from the Peten, had been working in Belize at the Maya King Farm in the Stann Creek District. According to police, she was last seen leaving her place of employment on December seventeenth 2001, and was carrying a large sum of money. Her remains were identified by family members from Guatemala who recognized Garcia’s possessions found nearby. Police are classifying the case as a homicide and anyone with information is asked to contact the nearest police station or call Crimestoppers at 922.


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