20-Year-Old UB Student Killed Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00

Suzenne MartinezCayo residents are tested by tragedy once again. At 10:30 on Tuesday night, October 2nd, the parents of 20-year-old Suzenne Martinez visited the San Ignacio Police Station to file a missing persons report. Martinez left her home on 18th Street in San Ignacio Town at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday enroute to school at the University of Belize. Her parents became concerned when she did not arrive at home her usual time, between 9 and 10 p.m., and decided to get the police involved.

The family’s worst nightmare was realized when police were called to a ditch on 18th Street at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, where they saw the lifeless body of Suzenne Martinez. The young woman was found with her pants below her knee and her blouse was pulled up. Police are not disclosing if she was sexually assaulted however, they disclosed that a footprint was found on one of her legs. 

  The cause of death will be determined after the conclusion of a post mortem. According to the Police Press Officer, Raphael Martinez, police have detained one person in relation to this murder investigation. The man was found at his sister's house in San Ignacio where he was found in possession of personal belongings of Martinez including what is believed to be her cellular phone. Also found in his possession were jewelry which may have been acquired from the crime in which 53-year-old Stephen Lewis and his wife Ursula were attacked and Lewis was killed in a home invasion in Belmopan. Of note is that police disclosed that the footprint that was found on Suzenne Martinez's leg matches that of a boot that the suspect was wearing.