That first murder occurred on Friday night but there is a second murder to report. The wife of 24 year old Yoni Maas reported to Police that her common-law husband had not returned to their home in Salvapan, as is usual after running taxi, and she feared that something was wrong. Friends and family members of Maas put together search parties and began looking for him. We spoke with Jorge Tut, a long time friend of Yoni Maas.
On Sunday morning, the wife of Maas was told by a neighbor that when he went to his farm across the Highway in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Creek, he may have seen a dead body which he feared was that of Yoni Maas.
At around 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, she informed police that a foul odour was coming from a feeder road close to a BNE oil rig off Mount Pleasant Road. While searching the area, police found the body of 24year old Yoni Maas in an advanced state of decomposition. Mass was found at this specific location, in a long blue jeans pants, a white t-shirt, and a pair of brown shoes. He was lying face down in the dirt with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the left side of his face and the left side of the chest. According to the common- law wife of Yoni, who is pregnant with their first child, Yoni would normally whenever he was on a trip with an unfamiliar client , but that Thursday night, he told her nothing.
The autopsy on the body of 24 year old Yoni Maass was carried out on site after which his body was handed over to the family for immediate ate burial. Police are investigating the two Belmopan taxi murders, which occurred around the same time, to see if they are linked.
No arrests have been made in connection to the Yoni Maas murder as yet. //[lo]