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Jun 29, 2020

Murder in the West!

Isaias Oroman

A Bullet Tree Village resident was killed over the weekend. His body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning. Tonight the family says that they don’t know who wanted him dead. The circumstances of Isaias Oroman’s encounter with his killer remain unknown tonight – but reports say that cops are questioning a B.D.F. soldier about this latest murder. Initial reports say that Oroman was stabbed to death, but other information suggests that he was shot in the chest. We went to Bullet Tree to find out more, but there we met a family who has more questions than answers about what happened to their loved one. Here’s the story.

 

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Who killed fifty-two-year-old Isaias Oroman and why? That’s what his family in Bullet Tree Village wants to know. Oroman’s body was found in some bushes near the junction of the Bullet Tree Road just before six on Sunday morning. He was shot once to the chest. Unconfirmed reports say that three expended shells were found on the scene. Daisy Moya, who is Oroman’s sister, asked to appear of camera.

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya, Sister of Deceased

“The only thing we know is that they find his body in front of the San Ignacio Hospital, opposite the next road. We cannot say what happened because we weren’t at the scene.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Can you think of a reason why anyone would want to kill Mr. Isaias?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“We as a family don’t know because he spend all the time working in survey. The majority of time he is in the bush working and I don’t know what the reason was but only God knows.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Did he have any problems with anyone lately? Did he have any fight; quarrel; did he share any kind of concerns with the family?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“As far as we know, he wasn’t that kind of troublemaker or problems out there we don’t know about that. As far as I know, he didn’t have any problem out there.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, no enemies or so that you can think of?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“None. Nothing that we can think about. It just left us without answers what happened.”

 

Oroman, who is from Guatemala, has been living in Belize for over twenty-five years. He worked for a land surveying business. Oroman left his family home in Bullet Tree Village late Saturday evening and promised to return. That’s the last time he was seen alive.

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“The last time we saw him, we saw him here at home on Saturday around six-thirty to seven that’s the last we saw him.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“That’s the night?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

 “Yes. That’s in the night.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Did he share with you guys if he was going somewhere?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“Well, actually he likes to go to San Ignacio where he grow; where he has his, we can say more than his family, because his friends is there. There is where he likes to go. But that evening he just came, he was here and just told my mom, I will be back and he went out. We didn’t know he went to San Ignacio. We don’t know where he went.”

 

A backpack and a beach cruiser bicycle with a machete on the frame were found next to Oroman’s body. Moya says that her brother didn’t have any cash on him and because his personal items were found intact, she doesn’t believe his murder was the result of a robbery.

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“He always back his bike with him because that is what he used from Bullet Tree to San Ignacio and that is what he used to go about. He wasn’t a man of too much taxi more than his bicycle.   I don’t think it was a robbery because if the bicycle is there – money he didn’t have.”

 

While reports say that a B.D.F. soldier has been detained in connection with Oroman’s murder – this Bullet Tree Family is left without a breadwinner and a sliver of hope for justice for their loved one.

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“He is a son. A brother to us. Hard working for his mom. Regardless of what, he would never leave his mom behind. He would always say I will work hard for you mom, you don’t have to worry about nothing. That is how we the family know him.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“You shared that he was like a dad to the rest of the siblings?”

 

Voice of: Daisy Moya

“Yes, he was the dad of all of us. He is the oldest and now we stayed without a brother and we can say a father because he was everything for us.  What we hoping is, justice, that is all that we can hope.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I’m Andrea Polanco.


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