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Sunday morning welcomed Orange Walk residents with the sad news of a murder this time the victim resulted to be a 39 year old high school teacher who was stabbed to death. Tonight police are still seeking the motive behind the murder which played out in the early hours of Sunday Morning.

Just before five o’clock, police were called out to St. Peter’s Street, In Orange Walk Town, where they discovered the body of a man in a pool of blood on the sidewalk in front of the Barracks football field. Marcelo Azueta, a high school teacher was found with one large cut wound to the right side of the neck believed to be inflicted by a shard object.

selvinSuperintendent Selvin Tillett- OC Orange Walk Police

“Acting upon information received, Orange Walk police visited an area on St. Peter Street next to the Barracks Football Field where they saw a motionless body of a male person in an open area with a single visible cut wound on the right side of neck.”

Although police are still unable to determine the cause behind Azueta’s murder, investigations indicate that at about 3:00 on Sunday morning, a passerby heard a loud cry before two men left the area on separate bicycles.


Superintendent Selvin Tillett- OC Orange Walk Police

“Motive for this incident is unknown at this moment, the scene was process, body transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where Doctor Delmy Lopez pronounced him dead, the only lead which we are following is of at least two individuals seen fleeing the area we have gotten descriptions of the persons and the bicycle which they were riding so hopefully we can trace down these individuals.”

No arrests have been made and Orange Walk police are in search of two male individuals for questioning and are asking the general public for assistance to solve this latest homicide.

Superintendent Selvin Tillett- OC Orange Walk Police

“Asking the public if anyone knows anything regarding the death of Mr. Azueta to please come forth and assist the police, we need to try and solve these problems and we need the community to start working more in a close relationship with the police, the police alone cannot solve everything, we need the public assistance.”

Today when we visited the vicinity where Azueta was killed, we spoke to several vendors and the caretakers of the area who told us that they did not see or hear anything suspicious on the morning of Azueta’s murder and it was not until the police arrived at the scene that they saw the body.

Anyone with information about the death of Manuel Azueta, who was a teacher at Belmopan Comprehensive High School, is asked to contact the Orange Walk police station at phone number 302-2080.

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