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Apr 25, 2019

Not Much Known About the Attack of a Corozal Businessman

Police say that they are still investigating the brutal attack on Corozal businessman Byron Chiu, which happened at his home in Corozal last Thursday morning. The owner of Maya World Guest House was found badly beaten, suffering from massive head and body injuries. Today, police told the media that Chiu’s condition has improved and he is now in a stable condition. They say that investigation is still ongoing but it is not clear what motivated the attack on the businessman. ACP Joseph Myvett tells us what the authorities know so far.

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“That investigation is still ongoing. The police are following several leads but so far none has turned out to be fruitful. There are no immediate surveillance cameras in that area, however those outside of that perimeter area were also viewed but no useful information was gotten from that.”


Andrea Polanco

“Do we know if his home was burglarized; anything stolen – any monies missing, any personal items?”


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time, no, we do not know. We know that some of his employees had spoken to him. The last one spoke with him around four-thirty that morning and he was found sometime around eight that morning.”



“Is it still unknown as to why he was attacked, sir?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes, it is still unknown and at this time we do not have a clear motive.”

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