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Oct 9, 2018

2 Minors Detained for Murder of Bobby Garcia

Bobby Garcia

Two minors, ages fourteen and fifteen, remain in police custody in San Ignacio tonight. They are held in connection with the strange murder of nineteen-year-old Bobby Garcia, whose body was found inside a temple at the Cahal Pech Archaeological Site on Sunday morning. Garcia was reportedly lured to the area via a conversation with a friend on Facebook. He was stabbed multiple times to the body and his throat slit; an X was also carved on his face and stomach. While family and friends say that they cannot determine why the teen was murdered, News Five has learnt that police are investigating whether Garcia’s slaying might have been a ritual killing. On Monday, Garcia’s brother Oscar said that his sibling was tricked into going for a smoke at the Mayan site.


Voice of: Oscar Garcia, Brother of Deceased

“My little brother was going to sleep and apparently he received a couple messages for him to go out and have a smoke with a friend and that’s where he got up and he just mentioned that he’s going to the park and he will be right back. So we thought he usually goes out like that and doesn’t really take long and come back—an hour tops and he comes back—however, he didn’t show up that night. They searched all over with his friends in Santa Elena, all over until they told him that he usually hangs out at Cahal Pech so that’s when they went up and my father saw the police vehicle and they said they found a body and it turned out to be him. He had several stab wounds and a slit to his throat that severed the air passage. He had approximately seven stab wounds meaning that whoever did it really wanted to hurt him or something. All over his body; on his knee, feet, one his chest, his back, his throat was slit.”

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