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Jul 11, 2019

What’s the Motive Behind the Murder of Yanira Novelo?

Joseph Myvett

Police are looking for answers on whether four-year-old Alexander witnessed the heinous murder of his mother.  While has not been confirmed at this time, it is known that the child was physically injured. That aside, the minor has undoubtedly been left traumatised by the incident. At a press conference today, police did not have much to share in respect of the circumstances of the murder or the motive.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Yes the police have spoken to him in the presence of his grandmother and other family members. But I can say that some information was had; taking into consideration his age, there will definitely have to be some supporting or other evidence. Hence the reason we have not made a determination as to the motive.”


Duane Moody

“In terms of the wounds that were on the mother’s chest as well as on the child, have police been able to ascertain what kind of weapon was used to inflict those wounds?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“No, not at this point in time.”



“Have you recovered the cell phone for the mother?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Also not yet either.”



“Sir, now there has been a gap what may have occurred when she went to that financial institution and what occurred after that leading up to her discovery. Have you been able to put together a [timeline] to say what happened to her? Was she forcibly abducted? Did she go willingly?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“No at this point in time, we will not be able to say that other than to say that she was tracked to several other locations in Orange Walk Town, for which the police have gotten statements.”

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