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Jul 7, 2020

5 Suspects in Both Murders are Detained

Chester Williams

Late this evening, the Commissioner of Police confirmed that a number of persons were taken into custody and questioned on their possible involvement in the murders of Faber and Miles. The investigation has since revealed that five persons are the main suspects; a few were picked up during this morning’s sweep through the hotspots and are now behind bars at the Belize Central Prison. But ComPol Chester Williams concedes that while they have identified the suspects, they have not been able to secure statements from witnesses. 

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“I can confirm that we have the three persons who are involved in the murder of Raheem Miles and we also have the two persons who are involved in the murder of Raheem Faber. Those persons are in custody as a part of this S.O.E. But as I said before, while our intelligence and investigative work has been exceptional in identifying these suspects, the part from the citizenry in terms of people who witnessed what took place coming forward to give statements against these individuals is where we are falling short. And so because we are not able to get the evidence from the public, from the witnesses, we might find ourselves in a position where we will not be able to charge them. But nonetheless, they will be out of circulation in prison and while they are away, our investigators will go in to see how they can try and influence those witnesses to see if they will be willing to cooperate with us.”


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