Crime

Woman reported missing found dead

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist

A Guatemalan woman reported missing by her son on January 18 was found dead in Dangriga on Tuesday.

Dangriga police are asking public assistance to solve the mysterious case leading to the death of Lydia Garcia Giron, 39, who had been missing for almost a month.

According to her son, Alexander Giron, also a Guatemalan national, his mother came to Belize to meet with someone named “El Nica”. She travelled frequently to Belize to sell perfume.

Officer in Charge of the Dangriga Police Formation, Inspector RoyJoseph said police received information that led them to an orchard in the vicinity of the six mile junction on the Southern Highway on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

Joseph said the body was found in an advanced state of decomposition indicating she had been killed weeks ago.

A postmortem examination revealed that Giron died as a result of “blunt force trauma to the head”.

Joseph added that since the investigation is still open, police cannot speculate on the circumstances of the case. Police are contemplating all angles and are asking the public to report any information that could be of assistance in making an arrest.

Garcia Giron was urgently buried by her son and family members at Cowpen in the Stann Creek District because of the advanced state of decomposition in which her body was found.

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