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Jan 30, 2018

Family Fearful after NICH Rangers Reported Missing in Chiquibul

Elroy Alvarado Villanueva

There is word tonight that two park rangers are missing in the Chiquibul. The rangers, Elroy Alvarado Villanueva and another who has been identified as Luis Ramirez, set out from their base at the Caracol Archeological Site in the Chiquibul looking for a vegetable known as chib. That was since Monday afternoon and the duo has not been back as expected at their site, which is in proximity to western border. This afternoon, News Five spoke to Floyd Herbert, the father of Alvarado who provided some information into the disappearance of the rangers who are attached to the National Institute of Culture and History. The family is desperate since a B.D.F. search party came back empty-handed on Monday. Here’s what Herbert had to say:


Luis Ramirez

On the Phone: Floyd Herbert, Father of Elroy Alvarado

“My wife received the call cause I wasn’t here and the boss from there told her that Elroy is missing; Elroy and another park ranger from yesterday. From yesterday four o’clock and they just informed us about an hour and a half ago.”


Duane Moody

“What are they saying happened?”


On the Phone: Floyd Herbert

“We asked the boss that same question how they get lost. He said they usually go off not far from where the site is and they usually go and cut a thing that they eat to the back there that they cook weh name Chib or Papaya. I called him personally this evening and he said that’s what they went to cut and have not returned up to now.”


Floyd Herbert

Duane Moody

“What is believed happened to them?”


On the Phone: Floyd Herbert

“Well I ask him the same question if he suspects that they lost or Guatemalan got them? And he say he suspect that they are lost. But he told me that the B.D.F. gone look for them from yesterday, mussi all night last night, and they noh find nothing. H says they just sent another group again to go look for them and they told me they will give us another call about six o’clock so we di wait; we deh pan standby.”

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1 Response for “Family Fearful after NICH Rangers Reported Missing in Chiquibul”

  1. Manuel Pinto says:

    Es urgente que la Corte Internacional de Justicia resuelva la reclamación territorial guatemalteca, para que existan fronteras debidamente delimitadas y demarcadas, para que los guardabosques no se pierdan.

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