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Teenage Boys Murders “Drug Related” Says Police Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:00

18-year-old Charlie Espat and 17-year-old Edwardo Daniel Alamilla were reported missing to police after they were last seen on June 2. The teens are both residents of San Pedro Town but were staying in Benque Viejo Town with Alamilla’s aunt. On June 2, the two young men left Benque Viejo Town along with Charlie’s brother, Kareem Espat, in a dark green Suzuki pick-up truck with Texas License plates to Belize City where they were supposed to board a boat and head home to San Pedro. However, only Kareem did so. Charlie and Edwardo told Kareem that they were going to visit a friend on George Street. Kareem refused to go with them. After Alamilla locked the vehicle door, Kareem managed to open it and jumped out of the moving vehicle. Charlie and Edwardo continued on their way and that was the last time any family member heard from them.


Exactly one week later, police were called to a scene north-east of Santa Martha Village in the Orange Walk District where they found the decomposed body of two young males. Since the bodies fit the description of Charlie and Edwardo, their family members were called in an effort to identify them. They were both identified by their clothing and accessories. Charlie had on a blue and white shirt, blue jeans pants, a ‘G’ watch, 3 keys, a gold chain and two tattoos, one marked ‘Charlie’ and the other was a marijuana leaf design. Edwardo had on dark blue jeans pants, blue and red boxer shorts, a black shirt, black belt and blue tennis shoes. Autopsies were conducted on both bodies where at the conclusion the cause of death was certified as gunshot wounds to the head. 

The families of the young men are not shy to point fingers at the individual they believe is responsible for the death of their loved ones. Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with the double murder. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elodio Aragon Jr. said, “We strongly believe based on our intelligence that this is a drug related incident.”