Desperate Search for Missing 20-Year-Old Arnold Gutierrez Near Belize/Guatemala Border
Tonight, a family in the Cayo District is desperately searching for answers after their loved one vanished whilst working near the Belize/Guatemala border. On Tuesday, January 7, 20-year-old, Arnold Gutierrez left his home to go work in an area outside Bullet Tree Falls Village. It has been twelve days and the Gutierrez is still unaccounted for. According to reports, the employer was the last to see Gutierrez alive on Thursday, January 9. His family believes he may have disappeared after crossing into Guatemala. Today, his stepfather, Oscar Shish, says the family has formed a search party, but their efforts have been futile.
Oscar Sish, Stepfather of Missing Man: “Police from San Ignacio went back there and along with Guatemalan police they went along the border and I think they made search but like how I say up to right now I don’t know because I went as well but in a different group, not with them not along with them and we went and search the area as well on the next side but it was fruitless nothing was found . To my knowledge he went to Santa Rosa Road. I don’t know exactly what has happened to him but then he was working with some guy from Armenia and other friends and from there he disappeared. What happened is that he usually would call us or you know call his mom and he would report himself if anything but then he normally would call but from Tuesday the 9th of January he went missing we were trying to call him locate him and up to this day we haven’t heard anything about him. My wife went then to make a report across the border in Melchor and they assisted us on the search. They went to Santa Rosa where they last saw my stepson. They went and searched the area and they found kind of blood and they took samples of it and they took it I don’t know if it was to Guatemala or to Santa Elena but they took it for samples and we’re waiting for that result.”
Gutierrez is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, has short black hair, has a brown complexion, and is slim built. He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and long grey pants. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact the authorities.