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Apr 22, 2014

Belizean is murdered in Melchor de Mencos

Edwin Chan

The second murder of the weekend happened in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala. The body of young Benque Viejo resident Edwin Chan was found in a remote area early Saturday morning by Guatemalan Police, who were alerted by residents. Chan had been badly beaten and shot to the head. Benque Police have been forced to rely on their counterparts for information, since they cannot enter that jurisdiction to investigate. This afternoon officer commanding the Benque Viejo Police Formation Dinsdale Thompson told News Five that robbery has been ruled out, but that is as far as the investigation has gone.


Via Phone: Dinsdale Thompson, O.C., Benque Viejo Police Formation

Dinsdale Thompson

“Having contacted our Guatemalan counterparts confirms that indeed a Belizean a resident of Benque Viejo town by the name of Edwin Chan, twenty-two year old who was killed in Guatemala. So far through our counterparts who we have contacted they have told us that yes the individual have received gunshot wounds to the left side of his head and what appears to his face as if though he was being beaten with some type of sharp object, some sort of blunt pointed object. He was found Saturday morning sometime around eight a.m. Saturday morning and that is in a more remote area in the Melchor area not too far from a hotel and a bar in that area, that specific area. I am not sure about the name, however, it is more on the outskirts of Melchor area where he was found by residents of the area who then called the police in Melchor and reported of finding an individual. At the time of discovering his body he had his jewellery, his wallet and even his passport on him. So it is eliminating certain things having found those properties of his on him. We ourselves we can only go as far as walking through with second hand information, second hand intelligence, we cannot be out here on the ground carrying our any investigation but on our side we are still looking at and interviewing those people who were along with him the morning when he was found dead.”


Two other individuals were allegedly with Chan in Melchor. They told Police they left him there at around nine-thirty on Friday night. Chan died a violent death, similar to his mother who was found hacked to death on the Green Gold Banana Farm in January 2014. According to Police, Chan had no Police record and was not known as a troublemaker.

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9 Responses for “Belizean is murdered in Melchor de Mencos”

  1. Georgie says:

    Everyone who lives in Cayo know that as soon as a Guatemalan is killed in the Chiquibul…there is retaliation and a Belizean is killed in or near Melchor or Peten. These are facts, and if you don’t believe it, you can do your research…The “officials” working at the Belize border even warn you about this. Stop hiding it…we need to know…

  2. bzn2dbone says:

    I just hope that our government demands an indepth investigation by the guatemalan government and have the OAS involved in the investigation of this murder of a Belizean brother by the guatemalan idiots….

  3. the voice says:

    So sad so young. I hope the prime minister looks into this and personally call the president of Guatemala. We need answers too!!! Will the family reseived money from Guatemala? Like our goverment do when a Guatemalan is killed. We need to do something about this animals chapines.

  4. anti guatemalans says:

    We want all the chapines out from BELIZE, out from BENQUE VIEJO. we don’t want them. death to all chapines…. this needs some serious intrest from the government of belize.
    we need to stop this. Guatemalans just want to kill Belizeans because they know the Guatemalan corrupt govt wont do a thing

    the BELIZEAN govt should call the chapins govt attention and deal with this

  5. anti guatemalans says:

    and even these chapines come to our schools to learn English… they should be banned for a while. they just come here and settle in whatever piece of land they find and the people and the government don’t do and say a thing but if we Belizeans go and do this at Guatemala we will get kicked or even killed.

  6. Lord LOL says:

    So will GOB and Gov of Gaute will do a joint press release too?

  7. pure belizean says:

    very needs to intervene….are we a nation or what ….when diplomacy fails wars is the solution….

  8. BELIZEAN @ HEART says:

    WILL GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT PAY reward for the murder ….sad mein.

  9. demon says:

    If yall didnt know.this is a gang related murder
    .guatemalan gangs linkini g up with latinos from benque and a street war is on

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