Melchor Businesswoman Goes Missing in Belize

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Updated: January 19, 2016

Authorities in the western town of Benque Viejo del Carmen have issued a missing persons notice for a 39-year-old woman.  According to the police, 39-year-old Guatemalan national, Lidia Janet Garcia Giron had left her home in Melchor de Mencos to go to Banana Farm #16 in the Cow Pen area of the Stann Creek District.  The self-employed woman left her home on Friday, January 8 at 5am and had only contacted her son when she had gotten to San Ignacio Town that same morning; since that call, she has not been seen or heard from.  According to her 19-year-old son, Alexander Garcia Giron, his mother was meeting up with a man known as ‘El Nica’.  The woman was wearing a black blouse and a long light blue jeans pants and black sandals.  She is of clear complexion, has brown eyes and reddish straight hair.  She also bears a tattoo with the name, ‘Humberto’ on her leg.  Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lidia Janet Garcia Giron is asked to contact the authorities in your area.