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Sep 22, 2020

What Happened to Orlando Velasquez?

Orlando Velasquez

Forty-seven-year-old Orlando Velasquez better known as Easy Bob of Belize City was found dead on Sunday. Velasquez’s body was found floating nude near the House of Culture in Belize City.  Police say no sign of violence was observed on the body, but they did see blood coming out of one of his ears. When we spoke to a family member today they declined to comment on the matter, but indicated that Velasquez was not in the best of health and so they suspect that his death may be related to one of his conditions. They are awaiting his post-mortem results to determine the cause of death. Today, Deputy Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch shared the details surrounding Velasquez’s death.


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

“Police visited an area near the House of Culture in Belize City where they saw the motionless body of a male person lying face up. The person was taken to the KHMH where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The person was identified thereafter as Orlando Velasquez, forty-seven-year-old of Belize City. No signs of violence were observed on the body and a post-mortem examination was scheduled for today to determine the cause of death.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, do we know what he was doing out in that area?”


Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We do not know what he was doing there.”


Andrea Polanco

“When was the last time he was seen?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“He was last seen by his family members earlier that morning and then he was found by the House of Culture.”


Andrea Polanco

“There was a report that there was blood seen coming out of his ears – any truth to that?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes blood was observed coming from his ears yes.”



“Is foul play suspected?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We are conducting an investigation to establish if any foul-play is suspected because he was found there and no injuries were observed on the body.”

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