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ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

Identity of man pulled out of New River remains a mystery

Orange Walk police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who is yet to be identified. His body was taken out of the New River on Wednesday afternoon. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch says the Hispanic male was missing some limbs.

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch : “An area was visited about 1.8 kilometers Northeast of  Orange Walk Bypass/Bridge where upon arrival the body of a hispanic male was seen floating. As a result the body was removed to the side of the river where it was observed that it was missing both arms as well as the face was severely disfigured and as well the abdomen. A post mortem was later conducted late yesterday evening on the body which resulted in the findings being that the cause of death was undetermined due to the advanced state of decomposition.”

The family of forty-two-year-old Nerry Montenegro who was reported missing on Tuesday of this week, believe it may be him. Montenegro, a resident of August Pine Ridge, was last seen on Sunday. Police say that they are looking into that possibility, however, doctors say that the man found had been dead for some four days. The deceased individual is described as being middle-aged, Hispanic man with a low haircut. He was not clothed when he was found and has no distinguishing marks on his body. Police also said that the medical examiner said the injuries on the body could have been caused by crocodiles.