Murder suspect caught in Canada Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 February 2018 00:00

Canadian law enforcement have detained 28 year-old Jordan Bacchus, a Canadian who fled from Belize after he was being investigated for the murder of San Pedro Resident Melvin Almendarez. Bacchus had been on the run from Belize Police since May of 2016, when he was first investigated for the murder of the well-known footballer.

The Toronto Sun Newspaper, out of Canada, reports that on Friday, February 2, the Greater Sudbury Police executed a search warrant at a home in Northern Ontario. That’s when Bacchus was detained with a woman, and inside the home, the cops found drugs and money. The Canadian newspaper reports that the officers seized 385.45 grams of cocaine and 10.46 grams of “purple heroine”, an extremely potent form of the drug, all to a total street value of 45,000 Canadian dollars. The cops also seized an additional 25,000 Canadian dollars in cash, along with other pieces of evidence which include digital scales, detailed debt lists and a money counting machine.

Canadian law enforcement say that Bacchus will be transported to Toronto, on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery, extortion and other charges. After that, Toronto Police will commence the process of extraditing him to Belize to be investigated for Melvin Almendarez’s murder.

Readers may remember that Almendarez was shot and killed in his home town of San Pedro. On May 6, 2016, his body was found on a feeder road in Southern Ambergris Caye.

Days after Almendarez was killed, Bacchus was charged with possession of controlled drugs. He was investigated for Almendarez’s murder, but at that time, a lack of compelling evidence caused them to be unable to charge him with murder. He was granted bail, and though he surrendered his travel documents, he was still able to leave the country and return to Canada.

The cops were later able to find bloody clothes at his residence, blood on the bottom of his golf cart, hair specimen from the victim on his belongings, and a positive test result for gun powder residue on his hands.

Police believe that Almendarez was run over by a golf cart after he was shot and killed.