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Mar 4, 2011

Missing 8 year old taken to Guatemala

An eight year old boy is missing and is widely suspected to be in Guatemala. The child was allegedly taken by his grandmother and handed over to his father who lives across the western border in Guatemala.  The story, according to the boy’s mother, twenty six year old Coreen Martinez, is that eight year old Naheim Martinez left home for classes at Grace Primary School on Amara Avenue on Thursday morning.  Coreen says that at a quarter to one she got a telephone call from the boy’s father, Evan Martinez, a teacher, that the child was with him.  When Coreen checked at the school for her son she learned that he never made it to class because his paternal grandmother had taken him just as classes were about to begin.  An official at the school says there was no reason to be suspicious because the grandmother frequently dropped off and picked up Naheim. On Thursday morning, she told the school warden at the gate that she had come to get him because his father was waiting up the street to give him something.  Usually, the official said, the school would not release a child to the custody of an individual if there is a court order to that effect or if a parent makes the request for such.  In this case, the mother had never made such a request.  But while police are treating the matter as a kidnapping, as far as the school knows, Naheim lived with both parents until recently when his father moved to Guatemala to teach.  The child had been going to Grace Primary for almost two years.

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4 Responses for “Missing 8 year old taken to Guatemala”

  1. Disgusted! says:

    It Seems as if the abduction of children is the new thing in style in Belize. From one horror story to the next and not a squeak from “crime” minister dean barrow nor any of his minions in government. Probably at his condo in Palm Beach for the long holiday weekend. Far away from the extreme poverty stricken, crime ridden, garbage infested streets of “third world” Belize that made he and his family rich beyond their wildest imaginations. But every man shall stand before God and then……………………The Judgement! Your day will come barrow, your day will come!!!!!!!

  2. D says:

    What kind of woman would take away another woman’s kids?


    What kind of woman would take away another woman’s kids?

    It happens more than we care to acknowledge this fact in Belize, sadly our children more than often pays the price of the sin committed by the parents.

  4. somiah says:

    MY, my… The mentality of some mothers today….. I think too much television for people who already have these twisted thoughts and don’t want the responsibility of raising these children, then when they realize people are doing these awful things to their children, they seem to think that it is alright….. The same news going on In Belize, is what is going on in the states Today it is all about your truth and my truth, but there is one Truth! that is Jesus who is THE Way, THE Truth and The LIfe… We are living in the last days!People need to be prepared ,not like in the days of Noah, people were unaware and not being prepared….. Come Lord Jesus come!

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