Missing man believed to be murder victim

Police in San Pedro Town are reporting that one Jeremy Baptist, 25, of Boca del Rio area, left home around 7:45 p.m. on May 19 to attend a party in the San Juan area and has not been seen since. The woman who reported him missing said she spoke with him an hour earlier then attended the party with him but she did not see him after they went home around 10:30. Police Superintendent Luis Castellanos in charge of San Pedro says he believes that Baptist may have been murdered:

Superintendent Luis Castellanos – San Pedro Town:
vlcsnap-2013-05-23-21h22m35s105There was a shooting at the residence of Moses Campos, which is located in the San Juan Area, San Pedro Town.
Police said there was a party going on.  Police responded but they didn’t find anything at the time and there after information started to come in that someone had been shot and as a result we started to investigate. We have not recovered the body of John Baptist but the information is more suggesting that there is a possible murder
We have impounded a boat and where we believe may be traces of blood but we’re getting forensic experts to guide us in their technical field.

Supt. Castellanos shares details of the investigation. Police do have a person of interest.

Superintendent Luis Castellanos – San Pedro Town:
We’re getting information and statements.
The information we’re gathering is that there was an altercation between himself and Jeremy and as a result Jeremy was shot. He was placed in the boat that we have here presently in detention. We will continue to search.

Supt. Castellanos says that while they still hope Baptist is alive, indications are that around 1:15 a.m. Baptist got into an altercation where the party was held with a group of men and and was subsequently shot and then dumped somewhere by the group. However, no trace of him has been found.  Police investigations continue.

Here is the official Police Press Release:
A 26year old woman of Boca Del Rio, San Pedro Town reported that sometime around 6:45pm on the 19.5.13 she spoke with JEREMY BAPTIST, 25yrs, Belizean Unemployed of Boca Del Rio, San Pedro Town. She continued saying that at around 7:45pm he left to attend a party at the CAMPOS residence located in the San Juan Area, San Pedro Town. She stated that she and Jeremy Baptist went to a party and returned home at 10:30pm and that was the last time she had heard or seen Jeremy Baptist. Jeremy Baptist is of dark complexion, slim built, short, low hair cut and was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with strips, ¾ blue jeans pant, white and red gang bang Nike tennis and a black and red fitted tennis.
An investigation was conducted and revealed that sometime around 1:15am on same date Jeremy Baptist got into an altercation at the Campos residence with a group of male persons he was reportedly shot  multiple times  and was taken up the river in a boat and was dispose of by the group of male persons. However, several checks were made up the river and coast and the body has not yet been found. Police investigation continues.

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