Belizean killed in Melchor Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

Benque Viejo Resident, Edwin Javier Chan, was violently killed in Melchor de Menchos, Guatemala, on Friday night, April 18, or early Saturday morning.

His body was discovered near the Auto Hotel in the Barrio Campito area of Melchor at around 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. He had suffered a gunshot to the left side of the head, from a weapon believed to be a handgun. He also had wounds which suggested that he was beaten up before he was killed.

Robbery was probably not the motive because his jewellery and passport were found on him; only his phone was missing. His body was returned to Belize on Saturday night, and he was buried on Monday, April 21.

At this time, police in Guatemala are investigating the case, but what their Belizean counterparts know at this time is that he arrived in Melchor on Friday evening with 2 friends. Those friends told police that they left him and returned back to Benque Viejo. His passport has an re-exit stamp which would suggest that he existed Guatemala back into Belize, but yet, he was found in Melchor instead.

Melchor is known for gun violence, and there are reports that gunfire was heard on the Saturday morning that he was found.