Rosalinda Mas, Girlfriend of Quentin Espinosa: “Last night he was at home but in the morning I have no idea of nothing. Observers Arrive in Belize Ahead of General Elections; Leader of the Opposition Meets with Council of Churches; High-Ranking British Army General In Belize on Official Visit; Trio Acquitted of the Murder of B.D.F. Nonetheless we will do what needs to be done with a view to establish who are those persons who were sending the threats and to see if they have any connection whatsoever to the murders of the two individuals.”. The incident occurred at around nine thirty this morning near the village’s dump site. Superintendent Hilberto Romero, the acting head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, said both Swank and Graniel had "multiple" gunshot injuries. He was loving, caring, he was the kindest person.and he was a loving father.”, They initially found one body and it appeared to be that of a Caucasian person believed to be an American national and in searching the area in the bushes they came across the second body of one Quentin Espinosa who is from that area and he had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head. "He never showed up to give the report. Police investigating murder of American national in Northern Belize ; Published by BBN Staff at ... the US Department of State issued a travel advisory to US nationals traveling to Belize… Word of the murders traveled to the U.S., prompting Swank's hospital to release a statement about the "tragic news. Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “They initially found one body and it appeared to be that of a Caucasian person believed to be an American national and in searching the area in the bushes they came across the second body of one Quentin Espinosa who is from that area and he had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head. It’s unfortunate that we did not know about the threats and the result is what was discovered today. Soldier The incident occurred at around nine thirty this morning near the village’s dump site. via a switch located outside the premises. See more of Breaking Belize News on Facebook Reference this case, the Police Commissoner says this double homicide may be the result of a land dispute. 1:57 pm CST. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. The quiet of Hopkins Village was broken this morning when it was discovered that two men were murdered in that area. We don’t have a boat to follow him and we can’t put police on every tour guide boat. He decided to go out with a tourist. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of foreign nationals dying in Belize under various circumstances. Your email address will not be published. The San Pedro Police Department is investigating a double murder that took place today, Sunday, June 23, 2019, on Ambergris Caye. Williams said the tour guide "had a misunderstanding with one of the notorious gang figures in San Pedro" and that his home was shot at before the murders. The murder rate has been low since the declaration of a State of Emergency(SoE) due to crime and subsequently to Covid-19. ", "We are heartbroken at his loss. In January, the US Department of State issued a travel advisory to US nationals traveling to Belize, saying that they should exercise caution  because “violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas…”. Required fields are marked *, Advertising Opportunity Looking for Internet marketing, social media presence and direct email exposure to a Belizean oriented market of over 500,000 individuals every month? The Belize Police Department has concluded that the murderer responsible for the stabbing death of Elizabeth Rousseau, 74,  and the non-fatal stabbing of her husband Gary Hakes, 84, is familiar with the, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett, said that the killer gained access to the victim’s home via a bathroom window sometime between 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. after cutting the power to the couple’s home. The FBI also conducted investigations into the deaths of  Anne Swaney and Drew DeVoursney, both murdered with no suspects to speak of. Love News spoke with Espinosa’s girlfriend, Rosalinda Mas, who says the last time she spoke with him was around seven o’clock last night. Copyright © 1994 - 2020 Love FM. American national murdered in her apartment in San Ignacio. News & Music Power | Powered by RSV. I don’t see what else we could have done.". The Associated Press reported that Swank arrived in Belize with his family on Saturday, the day before his death. “From an investigative standpoint, it had to be someone who had some knowledge of the area to know where the switch is, so we are looking at several angles in respect to that,” Myvett said. Dr. Gary Swank was found dead Sunday alongside a … © 2019, BreakingBelizeNews.com. What’s the Motive Behind Shooting of San Pedro Cabdriver? Confirmed dead are local tour guide 53-year-old Mario Nestor Graniel Jr. 53yrs and American National 53-year-old Gary Paul Swank.Police report of visiting an area on the lagoon located one mile west of San Pedro Town where upon arrival saw a light It has been one year since the bodies of Francesca Matus and her American lover were found tangled together in a sugar cane field in Belize. Last, because “violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas…”. several angles in respect to that,” Myvett said. ", He went on, "We did what we could have done in terms of detaining those who we believe were responsible and maintaining presence in the area where he lived. Police are still in the area combing preliminary information at this time suggests that there was some land issue apparently there was some surveying happening within the area and the owner of the land who appeared to be the Caucasian had some issue with some persons who were opposing the surveying and some threats were received but again nobody told the police of the threats and this is what I want to emphasize that in today’s day and age if you are receiving threats from anybody please don’t take it lightly report it to the police and let us see how we can intervene to prevent anything from occurring. Our thoughts, prayers and attention are now focused on helping his family navigate this difficult time.". He was loving, caring, he was the kindest person.and he was a loving father.”. States still in play and what makes them that way, 751,000 seek US jobless benefits as virus hobbles economy, Judge declines to move trial of officers in Floyd's death, Ohio court rejects request for Dayton gunman school records. "Police detained the persons who we suspected did the shooting, waited for Mr. Graniel to give the report," Williams said. It’s unfortunate that we did not know about the threats and the result is what was discovered today. Breaking Belize News is able to offer a marketing package that uses internet, social media and email to reach over 500,000 Belizean-centric potential customers each month. O.A.S. Dr. Gary Swank was visiting the Central American country and he was found dead Sunday alongside a local tour guide, identified as Mario Graniel. Dr. Gary Swank was found dead Sunday alongside a local tour guide, identified by local authorities as Mario Graniel. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. We maintain police presence in the area to protect him and the community from further shootings but we can’t follow the man everywhere he goes. 55-year-old Quentin Espinosa and 70-year-old Roland Burley, an American national were found with stab wounds and gunshout injuries. When they got there, authorities found 42-year-old Carlos Pop Xol, Guatemalan businessman […] 55-year-old Quentin Espinosa and 70-year-old Roland Burley, an American national were found with stab wounds and gunshout injuries. 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Police are still in the area combing preliminary information at this time suggests that there was some land issue apparently there was some surveying happening within the area and the owner of the land who appeared to be the Caucasian had some issue with some persons who were opposing the surveying and some threats were received but again nobody told the police of the threats and this is what I want to emphasize that in today’s day and age if you are receiving threats from anybody please don’t take it lightly report it to the police and let us see how we can intervene to prevent anything from occurring. The quiet of Hopkins Village was broken this morning when it was discovered that two men were murdered in that area. Oasis is a community of retirees in northern Corozal. Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315. "One of the decreased was on board the vessel while the other was in the water. "We are working on several leads. We know that they were fishing in that particular area and thereafter the report came in that there had been a shooting," he said. "His absence leaves a void in our team and in our community. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of foreign nationals dying in Belize under various circumstances. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. Corozal. Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019. determine if Claire Rigdon, who was found dead in a pool at her residence in the Consejo area of Corozal on October 13, was killed or Email us at [email protected] for more information.