imagesA post mortem examination conducted on the body of 45 year old Manuel Novelo a cane farmer from the Village of San Estevan, Orange Walk District has ruled that he committed suicide.


Novelo’s body was discovered at a cane field located about 2 1/2 miles out of San Estevan Village and about 1 1/2 mile inside a feeder road. He was found lying face up and no visible wounds were found on his body. The post mortem certified cause of death due to acute intoxication with carbonate Lannate which is the chemical name for an insecticide which is highly toxic to humans.

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