Police in Ladyville are sure that someone killed 23 year old Marvin Bul, originally from Orange Street in Belize City but living in Ladyville, likely last month. But a post-mortem examination of remains identified to be his conducted on Thursday, could not conclusively find the cause of death.
Police found the skull and bones of a human male in some bushes 150 feet from a feeder road to the Old Northern Road near Mile 12 1/2 on the Philip Goldson Highway around 9:00 a.m. Thursday. Officer Commanding Rural Police Formation Inspector Frederick Gordon gave the details.
“This morning, sometime before 9 a.m., on today the 18th of December, Police recieved information of human remains some twelve miles on the Philip Goldson Highway, just about a hundred tards or so off the main highway. Police visited the area where we found some remains of what appears to be a human.
On the scene, the area was contaminated by what we suspect might be animals or vultures.
We also found some clothing, a blue jeans pants along with a blue short pants, a boxers, and a shirt was found in the area. Inside the pants we also found an identification of a person.
We are treating it at this time as a homoside.
I noticed that the shirt that we retrieved from the area also appeared to have blood stains on it. So we are suspecting that it might be some kind of foul play.
We could confirm that a report was recently made against Mr. Bul about some 6 weeks ago in connection with a burglary. This fellow Bul is known to the Ladyville police.”
Bul’s clothing – red, black and white-striped boxers, a dark t-shirt reported to have blood stains on it, long dark jeans pants and blue short jersey pants – was used to identify him by his mother Antonia Cal, who told reporters off-camera that she had not seen her son since November 23, 2014 in Belize City, after she evicted him from her home. Bul’s estrangement from his family came after confrontations with his mother over his use of cannabis and selection of companions and fights with his sister in Ladyville.
Police say he was known to them, and was wanted in connection with several burglaries in the area, the latest reported six weeks ago.
Earlier this year, Marvin Bul, a father of a 15-month-old child, managed to escape a reported abduction and beating, which he did not report, and his family believe it happened to him again.
Police continue their investigations.
Marvin Bul’s father, Gregorio, was also murdered four years ago this month.