Screen_Shot_2014-08-25_at_1.24.15_PM66 Year old, Guatemalan National Efijenio Dujon of no fixed address was last seen alive by Lamanai Alley residents on Saturday afternoon as he made his way to his usual spot by the riverside.


The homeless person frequented the area most days and on Sunday a passer-by spotted a body floating in the New River. After alerting the police they arrived some minutes after and witness a male person floating in the river. Deputy Commander at the Orange Walk Police, Selvin Tillett says they are treating the case as a drowning.

Selvin Tillett – Deputy Commander, OW Police

“The lifeless body of a Hispanic male person was seeing lying face down in the river and then later identified to be one Efijenio Dujon, 66 Guatemalan and no fixed address.  Initial investigation reveals that he was seeing alive near the same river side at about 2pm on Saturday and early Sunday morning a road passerby saw his body floating in the river and called the police, no foul play is expected and the postmortem conducted already and seeing in inhalation of liquid consistent with drowning.”

This is the second alleged drowning due to alcoholism in a span of one month, Deputy Commander Selvin Tillett says if intoxicated keep away OR AVOID water areas.

Selvin Tillett – Deputy Commander, OW Police

“If you drinking alcoholic beverages try to keep away from water areas river, deep river, be it a pool or lagoon is not advisable to go near the rivers because definitely you are not in your five senses and you cannot control yourself so I advise all people who love drinking keep away from the river until you are sober.”

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