Police update on recent murder cases

Earlier this week Mark Rhamdas was killed in Belize City and Jamie Chavarria was killed in the same area one week earlier. Are the cases related? We will have police’s response to that shortly, but first Superintendent Hilberto Romero updated the press on the status of the Rhamdas murder.

Supt. Hilberto Romero – Head, CIB, Eastern Divisionvlcsnap-2015-04-13-11h07m52s62

“No, no one has been charged for that murder, the investigation is ongoing for that murder. No one has been charged”

Reporter

“Sir, we understand that you guys got surveillance footage that would capture the entire incident. Is that so?”


Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yeah, I will not discuss the details of that footage. We are reviewing everything that we have but at this time we have not been able to charge anyone at this time.”

Reporter

“Is that person still in custody?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes he is still in custody. Again it is a footage that we recovered, that’s all that I will say about that footage.”

Reporter

“Close to charging?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Again, we have not charged. We are reviewing what we have and that will be determined today, whether he will be charged.”

Supt. Romero says police are pursuing any leads that suggest linkage between the cases of Rhamdas and Chavarria.

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“I do not have that information whether they are related. Again at the conclusion of those investigations, those will be determined.”vlcsnap-2015-04-10-11h23m31s39

 Reporter

“Are any of the murder cases related at all?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Again, they are happening one after the other and we are looking at all of them to see if they are connecting or not. We have our investigators and officers working the streets to see what is happening with these murders.”

Reporter

In the case of Jamie Chavarria, has anyone been charged for that murder?”jamie31.3.15e

 Supt. Hilberto Romero

” No one has been charged.”

And police may possibly bring charges soon in the death of Baby Mia Lopez, the eleven-month-old who died after being apparently beaten hard enough to cause multiple skull fractures. According to Supt. Hilberto Romero, the matter is before the Department of Human Services for a report.

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Again our officers are still working on that case. We have the social department also  assisting us. When that report is finalized, we will make a decision on it. “

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