It’s the week before Christmas; a time of peace and love, but on this Monday there are several murders and shootings to report on. Two murders occurred in the Cayo District; the first in More Tomorrow Village just outside of Belmopan, and the other in San Ignacio.
Belmopan police were called to the scene of the crime on the More Tomorrow Road, after a farmer heading to work on Saturday morning found a body in a drain at the side of the road.
The body was later identified as that of 22 year old Juan Alberto Ramirez, a resident of Harmonyville. Mr Ramirez had received multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck; as much as twenty stab wounds.
We understand also that his throat was cut.
Police say that residents in the community are coming forward with important information, and police now have a suspect in custody who should be charged tomorrow in court.
The body of Juan Alberto Ramirez was taken to the morgue at the Western Regional hospital in Belmopan, where it now awaits a post mortem examination.