The Escalante family is still confused as to why someone would want to exhume the body of Emil Escalante. When we spoke to the cousin of the deceased, he told us that Escalante had died due to injuries he suffered after being beaten a few months ago. Tonight there are conflicting reports as Emil’s sister and brother-in-law told Love News that Escalante had passed away due to a disease he had. According to Daniel Novelo, the brother-in-law, he and his wife have been taking care of Emil ever since he suffered what they believe was a stroke and fell into a drain.
Daniel Novelo, Brother-in-law of Emil Escalanete: “Emil went home the Wednesday half day and Emil died the night, the Thursday tenth when Emil succumbed to his disease or to whatever; he couldn’t take it anymore and his body just couldn’t take it anymore the guy just went to rest. So whatever allegation is out there that we beat Emil or like Love FM said that some family member hit him in his head or they were fighting for land nothing like that .We buried Emil on Sunday, on Monday morning they came and told us that somebody broke the tomb open and hauled him out so I went there again and I personally we put him and I personally fixed up back the tomb and right after that a lot of allegations were coming out and that they beat him and me personally that I hit him in his head with a pipe. The doctors in Belize they have the report of the CAT scan with the fluid that was on his brain, that is what caused and pushed him into strokes so that is basically it. Nobody hurt Emil as far as we’re concerned because when we picked him up he had no visible injuries on him, he walked home, I helped him home but he walked home so what allegations are coming from or who brought them out I don’t know.”
Novelo noted that an investigation is being carried out by the police and they are not aware of any enemies that Emil Escalante might have had.