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COMPOL APPOINTS TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE TRIPLE HOMICIDE

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Usually, police press briefings are held on Thursdays, but the department felt it necessary to address the triple homicide of Alarice Andrewin, Vidal Yuman and Maria Juarez. The commissioner of police was present at the briefing, flanked by senior officers under his command. Chester Williams made it clear that though all murders have their attention, there will be additional measures put in place to solve this incident that occurred at Andrewin’s home on the George Price Highway. Compol Williams announced that a special task force has been assigned including an anti-gang taskforce and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams: “Yesterday’s discovery deserves a strong response in the police and we are here to assure the public that that level of response from the police is there. What we have done so far is that due to the nature of the investigation we believe that it requires a senior level investigation and so Mr. Alejandro Cowo whom you know as the Officer Commanding CIB in Belize City has been assigned as the Lead Investigator in that matter. The newly appointed Deputy Head National Crimes Investigation Branch Mr. Romero and as a matter of fact he is the acting HNCIB at this time because Mr. Myvett is on sick leave has been appointed as the case manager and myself as the Commissioner will be overseeing the investigation as well. The investigation team comprises of elements from the Special Branch, The Anti-Gang Task Force and people from Mr. Vidal’s office as well as from the FIU so basically we will put together a task force. The task force will be tasked specifically to pursue this investigation, they will be given no other task at this time until further notice. We are determined to get to the bottom of this latest triple homicide. It is something that really and truly causes the society to be uneasy and so we want to ensure the public that as a Police Department we are doing what we need to do to restore that level of safety that they so rightly deserve.”

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