Armando Found Chopped and Shot in Bella Vista

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Updated: May 29, 2017

There was another murder over the weekend in southern Belize.  Police in Independence Village were alerted of a body lying on the shoulder of the highway in Bella Vista Village, Toledo just before eight o’clock last night.  Checks were made between miles forty five and forty six on the Southern Highway where they came across the body of 21-year-old, Armando Alvarenga of Trio Village, Toledo District.  Alvarenga’s head was almost severed and he bore gunshot wounds to the chest, the right shoulder as well as chop wounds to both shoulders.  At the scene, investigators found a damaged bicycle, a machete and two nine millimeter expended shells.