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Jun 1, 2012

Rudy Cruz murdered in his home

Rudy Cruz

A well known light and audio technician and DJ was found dead in his bed before seven o’clock this morning. Rudy Cruz, a former employee of the then Belize Arts Council was stabbed multiple times. There are no signs of forced entry at his house and the family believes that his murder was not motivated by robbery. He lived alone and was within months of getting married. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports on the latest murder in the Old Capital.


Jose Sanchez, Reporting

The bloodstained mattress is where the body of Rudy Cruz was found inside his home. Next to the bed is a picture of Cruz and his fiancé who were to marry in a few months. Naturally, his family is shocked as the businessman did not keep bad company.


Jose Sanchez

“Are there any indications who may have disliked him to that extent cause he’s known as to be a nice guy?”


Araceli Acosta, Sister of Rudy Cruz.

“No, no. Everybody weh know Rudy, weh know the type of person Rudy is: [he’s] loving, caring and love number one for his family and as far as I am concerned, he had no enemies. So it’s a shock for we.”


Araceli Acosta

Jose Sanchez

“Is there anything that he may have had that someone else may have wanted to kill him for?”


Araceli Acosta

“Well not that we know of because everything is still in his house. The only thing weh missing dah wah bunch of keys that contain the keys for his vehicle and house keys and one ATM card, his business ATM card.”


Jose Sanchez

“That will be useless unless they know the pin number.”


Araceli Acosta

“Well yeah. Well I done called and put an injunction to all his accounts at the different banks that he had. And that was the only thing that’s missing because everything was intact. He had a gold chain around his neck and the police gave me that in my hand.”


Jose Sanchez

“So this wasn’t a robbery?”


Araceli Acosta

“It doesn’t seem like a robbery. Probably they tried to make it look like a robbery because some of the few and money missing from out ah ih wallet and the last place that with friends that they saw him spoke with him last night; he was at the princess. So definitely he had money with him, but none of that was in his pockets or around the house. So they tried to make it look like a robbery; we suspect nuh.”


Fitzroy Yearwood

Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Rudy Noel Cruz, a thirty-five year old DJ; he lives at number 21 Allan Pitts Crescent. Friends of his visited the house this morning sometime around 6:45 where he found Mr. Cruz with multiple stab wounds in his bed—mostly to the abdomen. When investigators visited the scene Mr. Cruz was transported to the K.H.M.H. where he was pronounced dead.”


Jose Sanchez

“Any possible motives?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Not as yet. We are questioning some people at this time about it and hope to get to get a motive soon. This investigation just started this morning, so I’m giving the investigators time to put together their interview report and info. By the end of the day, I can send out an official release on what their findings are, noh.”


There were no signs of forced entry to the house and his eldest sister believes he was killed by someone he knew.


Araceli Acosta

“He was probably killed by a person he knew. They said that it doesn’t look like he had defensive wounds so it is somebody that he knew. He was stabbed in his bed multiple times and he was partially nude; only in his boxer shorts. So sometime around three this morning because of the way how the body deh; it could be about after three—sometime around that time that police claim that he was stabbed to death.”


Jose Sanchez

“They’re assuming that he was sleeping?”


Araceli Acosta

“Yes. That’s what they said that he was sleeping. The way how they found him, they said that he was sleeping and there is no forced entry so, they suspect probably he knew [the persons], [the person] came with him or somebody had a key to the house because no force entry is visible nowhere around the house.”


The violence on the streets is no longer limited to gang related activity. Cruz, a productive citizen who contributed to the arts, was lost. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.


The National Institute of Culture and history earlier today expressed sadness at the loss of, “The highly skilled and brilliant personality.” According to NICH, he was trained by a Peace Corp Volunteer assigned to the Arts Council many years ago, and since then has worked tirelessly to polish his skills to near excellence.

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11 Responses for “Rudy Cruz murdered in his home”

  1. Storm says:

    NO MATTER WHO DID IT OR WHY, THE MURDERER MUST HANG. No mercy for killers in the Jewel.

  2. Rod says:

    No good pm and gov. Blame the policies of this useless gov. For this murder I told you belizeans get out and march to the pm house let him know that enough is enough and we will take it no more.

  3. Black mint says:

    This ya gov really need fu go this the get ridiculous now even you picni the get shot now well now I see wey rod the talk bout and I agree with Ron.

  4. rose says:

    Question the wife to be.

  5. detective says:

    wife to be is the first suspect…

  6. Donlito Amorguly says:

    Yes, some else wanted to marry the wife to be, she may know who it is.

  7. MadDOG says:

    silly people always demoralizing people, i hope forensic try to look for any finger print …. this is where dna comes in…. i guess hurting feelings is ur move DA ,Detective, and rosa i hope u know what u are saying cause u need to be invstigated

  8. Sasha says:

    At this moment everyone should be a suspect, fiancee, friends that were with him and business partners. The PM only takes care of his people so forget about marching, it has NO EFFECT ON HIM. Sorry for your lost Cruz family.

  9. sexy cousin says:

    ck the X who is still madly in love with him and wanted revenge. But whosoever did it let their concious be their guidance. We might not see or will never know who did it but t there is one person who knows and one day you will have to answer for this. Rudy will be there to see and her your answer. I hope you have a good answer cause he knows that you did it

  10. now i see says:

    Take a look at the camaras at the casino, you could see at what time he came and with who and also what time he went. I also think its a love triangle. Too bad for the family. You could see he was a nice kid.

  11. sexy cousin says:

    Ck the X girlfriend. The person who did it let your concious be your guidance. In Belize we will never know who did it and why. There is one person that knows all the answer. But one day you will have to face him and answer to him, He will be your judge and he already knows the answer and is only waiting for the day of your trail to hear your answer. I would hope that Rudy is there to se your face and her your answer cause that day will come.

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