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Dec 17, 2018

A Hitchhiker Murders Good Samaritan in Southern Belize

ACP Joseph Myvett

There were a number of shooting across the country but we go south where two men were murdered in separate incidents. A motorist giving a hitchhiker a ride to Independence was murdered this morning near the outskirts of the village.  Marcus Ack had just pulled over to the side of the road to give a lift to a stranger.  The pair then proceeded along the Southern Highway in the direction of the village. Somewhere along their journey, the passenger produced a knife and demanded money from Ack. When he could not come up with any, Ack was stabbed once to the right side of the chest.  His attacker then fled the scene on foot but didn’t make it too far, as police in the area quickly apprehended him.  Earlier today, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, ACP Joseph Myvett, shared preliminary details of an ongoing criminal investigation.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“This morning, sometime around nine a.m., Independence police were called to the entrance of Independence Village where they observed a Hispanic male inside a white Toyota pickup that had run off the main road.  Initial investigation revealed that Marcus Ack was travelling en route to Independence Village when somewhere around Red Bank he stopped and picked up a passenger and during his journey to Independence the passenger demanded money and as a result inflicted a single stab wound to the right side of his chest, after which he alighted the vehicle and ran towards the bushes but was quickly caught by police officers who were in the area.  The knife that is believed to have been used was found inside the vehicle with blood stains.  That person is now in custody pending this investigation.”

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