Christian Ramos Found Dead in Barrel on Belize River – Mystery Surrounds His Murder

Christian Ramos Found Dead in Barrel on Belize River – Mystery Surrounds His Murder

In an ironic twist of events, 19-year-old Christian Ramos lost his life after coming to Belize City to avoid getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. The teen was shot dead and stuffed inside a barrel found floating along a portion of the Belize River near Sarstoon Street yesterday. But where was he murdered, and who did it, remains a mystery. His mother, Kenesha Velasquez, strongly believes it was someone he knew. She says the last she saw him was in the wee hours of Saturday morning when she scolded him.                   

Kenesha Velasquez, Mother of Deceased: “He came home Christmas Eve night but he did some little mischief with his sister they had an argument and I scolded him and then he did something with his aunty and I scolded him about it but just little things like mischievous acts and when he was standing on the veranda he came but the first time he came and I was talking he went through the door and he left and my daughter came in behind when he left and said “Mommy you know that Chris is in a silver vehicle but I can’t see who is in the vehicle.” She said like the van’s that’s parked outside of our house. So I was like “and you didn’t see who was in there ?” and she was like “No.” and then a little while after he came back and then I told him “You left and you went about your business and I was telling you about what you were doing and you paid me no mind.” I said “You want to do what you want but you don’t want them to scold you.” He had a bicycle that belongs to a young man that is on the other side over his sister’s house and I was like he disappeared on the bicycle that was Christmas Eve night like after seven and from then I heard nothing about him, I didn’t see him nothing like that.”

Ramos grew up in Seine Bight Village but after fears of falling into the wrong crowd, he was sent to live at his mother’s Partridge Street home. Velasquez says she can’t think of any reason someone would have wanted him dead. 

Kenesha Velasquez, Mother of Deceased:He’s a very lucky child, he has two mothers. Kimisha Mena raised him along with his dad but it’s like a month now she sent him here because she says he was out there and the type of friends that he goes sit with they don’t want him with so they sent him here. Christian is from Seine Bight. Christian doesn’t really know people here but I guess he met somebody that he was familiar with because wherever he went he had to be familiar with the person that he went with, somebody he knew from the village. My son didn’t even start to live life yet. My son didn’t do anybody nothing he doesn’t have a record. He hasn’t shot anybody, he hasn’t killed anybody, just mischievous things like teenagers would do I would say Christian would get with friends in the village and do and his dad didn’t approve of it and they sent him here. But the person that killed my son God is not sleeping. That God that I serve will give me justice and if they feel like they got away you got away from society Papa whoever did it. You didn’t get away from God because the almighty sees and knows all and he’s coming to get you.”

Police have not detained any suspects in Ramos’ murder.

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