On Tuesday August 20, at 11:55 p.m, Orange Walk Police were called to an area 2 miles South West on the Yo Creek Road, where approximately 50 feet from a feeder road, Police saw the body of 65-year-old Gumercindo Ernesto Mendoza of Orange Walk Town, lying on the ground face up, with wounds to the hands, abdomen and the left side of his head. Police also saw a shotgun and a machete about a foot away from the body, and a head lamp on the person’s head. His brother, 63-year-old Celso Moreno was on site, and told police what happened. ASP Tillett of the Orange Walk formation told us more.
The body of 65-year-old Gumercindo Ernesto Mendoza was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police have detained 63-year-old Celso Moreno, pending investigation and directive from the DPP.