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Nov 14, 2022

A Suspected Burglar is Found Dead in Bella Vista Home

Independence police are investigating a burglary that took place in Bella Vista Village over the weekend that resulted with the alleged thief being found dead inside a home he was attempting to break into.  This morning, just before five o’clock, a Belizean domestic from Bella Vista reported to police that someone was breaking into her home. When the officers arrived, they discovered the motionless body of Twenty-six-year-old Victor Pop. Superintentendent Gerald Jones told us more.


Gerald Jones

Supt. Gerald Jones, Deputy, H.N.C.I.B.

“We also received a report of a burglary on November fourteenth, about 4:45 a.m., police visited Milvian Canocks, age twenty-five, a Belizean domestic of Bella Vista Village.  She reported that at about 4:30 a.m., on the abovementioned address, she woke up and went outside of her house to wash her hands [at] the pipe and whilst doing so, discovered a male person’s two legs outside and the head inside the kitchen.  She immediately called for police assistance.  She reported that she retired with her family for the night to, to sleep, about eleven o’clock p.m. on November thirteenth, where she had left her home secured.  The police then made checks on this male individual and found out that he was unconscious.  The male person was identified and later learned to be Victor Enrique Pop, age twenty-six-years, Belizean laborer of San Isidro Village.  No signs of violence or injuries were observed on the body.  He has been identified by his father, Isidro Pop, age forty-seven, a Guatemalan farmer of San Isidro Village, to be that of his son.  The body was then ferried to the Independence Polyclinic where it was pronounced dead at eight o’clock a.m.”

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