Tonight, Corozal Police have detained one person for questioning in the murder of 57 year old Canadian National, Patricia Lynn Nichiporowich. As we reported yesterday, officers were called to the ocean-front community of Consejo Shores Tuesday night after neighbors reported a woman screaming.
Police used a ladder to enter the second story of a home and say they found 57-year-old Patricia Lynn Nichiporowich in the living room face down in a pool of blood. Assistant Supt. Daniel Arzu of the Corozal Police Department said it appeared the woman was stabbed several times in a home invasion-type robbery. Arzu says Nichiporowich and her partner had been living in the community since last May, but her partner had travelled to Florida just the day before the woman's murder.
Arzu said the area where the woman lived was an expatriate retirement community, and there is no reason to believe the woman had any links to crime. In Canada, Nichiporowich was an indoor air quality specialist with over 30 year’s experience.