Screen_Shot_2016-02-16_at_7.55.39_PMA 22 year old Honduran national was killed early this morning inside her apartment complex located in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town.


This morning between 5:00 and 5:45 police were called out to the area where they found Joanna Samantha Mendez Barrios suffering from one large cut wound to the left side of her neck. The victim was transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic but later succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.


Superintendent Sandra Bowden


“Early this morning between 5 and 5:45am the police were at the an apartment in the Boca del rio area upon the arrival at the apartment complex they observed a female who was bleeding from her neck she was assisted to the Poly Clinic and whilst undergoing treatment at the poly clinic she died and her identity was later to be one Joanna Samantha Mendez Barrios 22 years of La Ceiba Honduras and she was presiding at the said apartment, so far the police has been able to certain one person to may have been at her apartment who may have inflicted the wound not to mention our investigation is still in its early stages and the body has been transported to the KHMH mort where now it awaits a post mortem.”


The body was transported to Belize City from San Pedro via boat and is currently at the K.H.M.H Morgue where it awaits a post mortem examination. Investigation into the matter continues and police are looking for one individual in connection with the incident.

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