The normal work day had not even begun when reports of a dead body began surfacing out of rural Cayo. With the reports came the gruesome image of a man’s fully clothed body lying in a pool of blood, faced down in the bushes. A few hours later, the man was identified as 44-year-old, Jermaine Baltazar Flores, also known as Namo. Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz followed the story and filed this report.
Fem Cruz: “Belmopan Police continued to investigate the gruesome murder of a dark skin male person whose body was found sometime after 6 o’clock this morning with what appears to be a hole on top of the head apparently caused by a gunshot. According to residents in the area, they believe that the body was dumped sometime last night in this area on Franks Eddy Road.”
A resident of Franks Eddy Road: “Yes all I saw at 6:10 was the dead body on the left side of the road. I was heading to work and just called the police, the police reached there and some people stopped me to tell me about the murder but then I was heading to work to Belize City so I just called the police and that is it.”
Fem Cruz: “Mr. Romero when you reached there and saw tell us the injuries you saw to the head of this person?”
A resident of Franks Eddy Road: “Just some gunshots to his head back, body and back, about four shots.”
Fem Cruz: “And did you hear anything? Maybe the neighbor said last night that they heard any noise or anything like that.”
A resident of Franks Eddy Road: “Well, some people said that they heard some noise, some gunshots but we don’t really know what happened.”
Fem Cruz: “You often travel to this area?”
A resident of Franks Eddy Road: “Every day we travel the area, we work there so from six to five. It is the first time we saw this thing on the roadside.”
Fem Cruz: “You mentioned earlier that there was a robbery in this said area?”
A resident of Franks Eddy Road: “Yes, there was robbery last week, they robbed one of the busitos them, that was Saturday.
Fem Cruz: “This is brother Fem Cruz Cayo Correspondent.
According to investigators, Baltazar received a gunshot to the head.