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Belize City Man Reported Missing

The family of twenty-four-year-old Rafael Patrick Garrido has reported him missing and is currently seeking the public’s assistance. 

The family of twenty-four-year-old Rafael Patrick Garrido has reported him missing and is currently seeking the public’s assistance.  The family says Garrido was last seen on the February three, and they have now grown concerned fearing the worst has happened. During today’s Police Brief with the media, Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero gave an update on some of the Police’s findings so far.

Senior Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Raphael Garrido was reported missing by his sister. The information we have so far gathered is that he was dropped off at Mile 31 on the Philip Goldson Highway on Wednesday last and he has not been seen since. At this time we are conducting an investigation as several searches are being made to try and locate him. He was dropped off there by another person after they came from Orange Walk that  day. The investigation shows that they went to Orange Walk to conduct some sort of transaction and then he was dropped off there by that male person thereafter.”

Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: The person that dropped him off, did the police get in contact with him ?

Senior Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Yes he has been interviewed and a statement has been recorded from him.”

Reporter: Is there any details as to what exactly they went to do in Orange Walk ?

Senior Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “We will not release any details at this time other than we are conducting an investigation to find out what transpired.”

Love News spoke to Garrido’s mother this afternoon who explained that they had gotten a tip that her son was in the Crooked Tree area.  Up to this evening the search party was still hoping to locate Garrido.