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Mar 16, 2020

Hattieville Resident is Murdered in Corozal

Ryan Lucas

There is further loss of life.  On Sunday afternoon, the body of a Hattieville resident was discovered near the bridge at the Belize/Mexico border in Corozal. It was identified as that of Ryan Lucas. He had been stabbed multiple times and his body discarded in the area. At this time, it is not known what Lucas was doing up north and police are interviewing several persons, including relatives, for information that can help with the investigation. Here’s Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero with details on the investigation.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Around three p.m., Corozal police visited an area near the new bridge near the Belize/Mexico border where they saw the lifeless body of a dark-skinned male person motionless with stab wounds. The body was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Thereafter an investigation was conducted and the person was identified as Ryan Lucas, thirty-one years Belizean of Hattieville Village. We are seeking the public’s assistance for information as there is limited information to go on at this time.”



“Sir, do you all know what he was doing? Was he going across the border? You said he lives in Hattieville.”


Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We are not sure what he was doing in that area.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, is his family sharing any kind of information about maybe the last known whereabouts, his location?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes investigators are doing interviews to gather all that information to try and determine if he was along with anyone or what was his purpose in that area.”


Andrea Polanco

“Has Lucas ever come up on your radar in terms of any questionable activities, illegal activities?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“No, not at this time.”

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