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Jul 1, 2019

Errol Crown is Belize City’s Latest Murder Victim

Errol Crown

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, a fifty-seven-year-old resident of Neal Penn Road in Belize City was murdered after a robbery inside his house. The body of Errol Crown was found around six-thirty a.m. outside his house with injuries to his head. Crown left a party at his daughter’s house and headed home before midnight; that was the last time he was seen alive. News Five’s Isani Cayetano has the following report.

 

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

Was fifty-seven-year-old Errol Crown, a Belizean deportee from the United States, targeted under the assumption that he was in possession of a large sum of money?  It’s one of several theories that his loved ones are exploring following his death on Saturday morning.  On Friday night, Crown had attended a birthday celebration for a sister on Dunn Street and left for home on a bicycle around eleven o’clock.  That’s the last time his brother-in-law Dara Robinson would see him alive.

 

Dara Robinson

Dara Robinson, Brother-in-law of Deceased

“Errol mi deh ‘round from I think from ‘round 7:30 ‘til bout eleven and ih leff.  But according to weh we di hyah, ih mi collect some rent because ih rent ih lee place and thing and I guess whosoever know that di man had wahn lee cash pan ahn and thing tek di opportunity and dodge ahn and until dehn do di post mortem we noh know if da whop, stab or what, but di scene mi graphic to the family when dehn sih ahn eena blood, you know.”

 

According to police, Crown’s attacker also made off with several items belonging to him.  The discovery was made around 6:30 on Saturday morning.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Police were called to 99 Neal Pen Road whereupon arrival behind a small house they observed the body of Mr. Llewellyn lying face up with injuries to his face and to the back of his head.  The body was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  What police gathered so far is that Mr. Crown had just left from his daughter’s residence and had arrived at his house.  Police also found that some of his belongings are missing and the house door was partially broken.”

 

While it is apparent that Crown’s residence was burglarized, his family also attests to numerous problems he had been having with his tenants.

 

Dara Robinson

“I think wahn year or so or more, Errol always have problem with like the [tennants] dehn weh give ahn problem with ih rent.  Recently ih fi go da court this week ya, I think fi one ah dehn, yo undastand, fi try get dehn outta di place.  When dehn mi deport ahn ih come back and ih mi di kinda lose it lee bit, people tek advantage ah ahn, so dehn push ahn ‘round, dehn do ahn [up].  All he had da di police force fu mi like try help ahn with that and so he live basically da station and try.”

 

Despite visible wounds to the back of the head, it is not yet clear how Crown was killed.  Police are also looking at robbery as the motive for his murder.

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“He had some injuries to the back of his head.  The post mortem, I believe it will be conducted tomorrow and thereafter we can get a definite answer as to what type of object was used to cause the injuries to the back of his head and to the face. We are looking at the angle of that possibility of him being robbed, as we understand that just the previous morning he had collected some money for some rent [from] people that are living at his residence, you know.”

 

Regrettably, Crown’s family believes that his death will go unresolved amid a presumed lack of investigation on the part of the police department.

 

Dara Robinson

“Di sad thing is, from di same yard weh ih get killed lotta thing di com from out deh but di family kinda hurt how di police dehn just, yes dehn come, tek picture wrap body, get lee statement, do thing and to dehn, dehn feel like because da wahn deportee or just a person weh probably dehn si all the time da station, like you know sih da effort when di family di hyah more, di di area di tell yo more or less weh happen and da like nobody get pick up, nobody get interrogated, I mean, and that da di thing weh frustrating wahn lot.  To we and dehn, dehn feel like da just wahn nother death gwein senseless and nothing wahn come outta it and that da di part weh really hurt di family, yoh undastand.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.


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