Man and Minor Questioned for Klinck’s Death

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Updated: January 7, 2016

Two persons have been detained for questions for the murder of 37-year-old Canadian Filmmaker Matthiew Klinck. The persons detained are a 27-year-old man and a 16-year-old male, both from Santa Elena Town, Cayo District. Lead investigating officer on the case, Inspector Reymundo Reyes, told Love News that they are preparing to record a statement from one of the persons detained that would hopefully help them tremendously in solving San Ignacio’s first murder of 2016. Today, the National Institute of Culture and History, the Belize International Film Festival and the Belize Film Commission issued a joint statement on the murder of Matthiew Klinck. The release reads, quote, “Matthiew was a visionary with a passion to create Belizean films as the name of his production company MAKEBELIZE FILMS proclaimed. At times his extraordinary passion was incendiary, but the vision of strengthening Belize’s film industry was mutual”, end of quote. Though he continued to be based in Cayo, Matthiew also collaborated with members of the San Pedro community to direct the first Spanish Language Belizean telenovela called LA ISLA BONITA which was one of the opening films for our 10th Anniversary Edition of the Belize International Film Festival in July 2015 and also the winner of our Best Dramatic TV Series award. As we reported Klinck was found with multiple stab wounds to his neck at his home in Selena Village in Spanish Lookout, Cayo District.