Corozal men found dead in San Pedro

As reported on Wednesday, the bodies of two men were found in shallow graves on Ambergris Caye.  41 year old Sylvin Chi and 23 year old Benjamin Molina, both originally from Corozal District, were reported missing on February 17 after leaving a colleague’s house in the morning and failing to return. The bodies of the men were found February 18 in shallow graves located about 50 yards into the bushes from the beach area some 11 1/2 miles north of San Pedro Town. Police say a trail of blood led from the side of the road to the burial spots.

According to Superintendent Hilberto Romero, officer in charge of CIB, police are still investigating the circumstances of the men’s death ,which occurred in an area known to have confrontations over illicit activity such as drug drops.

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vlcsnap-2015-02-20-04h50m31s212Superintendent Hilberto Romero

“San Pedro police visited an area 11 miles south of San Pedro, where they found the body of Selvin Chi and Benjamin Molina in a shallow grave.

The doctor is presently in San Pedro conducting those post mortems.

The information the police has gathered is that they went to that area to do some sort of work. They were not found thereafter. A missing person report was made, which led the police and other persons to conduct searches, and as a result they discovered these persons in a shallow grave.”

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Reporter
“Are you able to tell us if they suffered injuries, violence?”

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Superintendent Hilberto Romero

“Yes, they had gunshot injuries.”

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Reporter
“What is the police in San Pedro seen so far in relation to the death of these two men? It is drug related?”

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Superintendent Hilberto Romero
“Again, we have investigators out there. Additional police personnel was sent there today, and they are conducting that investigation. At this time that is the only information we have, that they went there to do some sort of work and never returned, and were reported missing.”
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