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Guatemalan found shot dead in Chiquibul Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

A Guatemalan has been found shot in Belize. On Saturday of this past weekend, San Ignacio police along with Belize Defense Force personnel and members of the Friends for Conservation and Development FCD visited Valentine Camp in the Mountain Pine Ridge Area, whereupon a search was conducted in a grid at point 70111-58638 or about 3 Km North of the Kaldin Community, Guatemala. This search by the joint team led to the discovery of the body of a Mestizo descent male person dressed in black pants and green T-shirt. Investigators were later able to identify the body being that of Heber de Jesus Tzin Alvarado, 47 years of age, a Guatemalan Farmer of Dolores, Peten, Guatemala. The body was also identified by the son of the deceased, Ebel de Jesus Alvarado, a Guatemalan Farmer of Dolores, Peten.

Found on the lifeless body of Heber De Jesus Tzin Alvarado were gunshot wounds to the left side of the ribcage area, one to the left leg, one to the left side of the head and another to the mid portion of the back area. Also found at the scene were two 9 mm expended Luger brand shells, located about three feet away from the body. Initial investigations revealed that the deceased was last seen alive on April 28 of this year at about 10:30 am in the village and was discovered dead on May 1st at about 8:30 am

Nehemias Humberto 37 year old from Chiquimula Guatemala had hired Heber Alvarado to clean land for him in the adjacency zone, and upon checking on him, found him dead. As a result he informed the authorities in Guatemala, who in turn informed the Belizean authorities. Information provided by villagers suggested that Alvarado was killed because he was having an affair with his step daughter. Other villagers suggested that the Guatemalan National was killed because he was clearing land close to another person’s land, which are both in Belizean territory.

The body of Heber Alvarado was brought to the cemetery in Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District and left there under police guard. Dr. Hugh Sanchez conducted a post mortem examination on the body this past Saturday and certified cause of death to be as follows: severe head injury due to gunshot as a consequence of multiple gunshot injuries to the liver.

Present during the post mortem over the weekend were representatives from the Guatemalan Consul as well as family members, who then took the body across the border.