Police today say that they are following several leads in the homicide case of 18-yearold Joan Gabourel. The pregnant teen was found dead near a cane field off the Valley of Peace Road last Saturday where police believe she was killed around the same time she went missing, four days before. ACP Jospeh Myvett says they are seeking one person for questioning.
ACP Joseph Myvett: “From those persons who were detained one person was charged for cultivation of cannabis. He has been granted bail and the Police investigation continues and that area is still being treated as a crime scene. Officers are still on the ground today trying to gather further evidence. So for certain other evidence was found since we last met: I believe the bicycle was recovered amongst other items.”
Reporter: “Do you know where the bicycle was recovered more or less?”
ACP Joseph Myvett: “Not too far away from within the same vicinity of the scene in some bushes. We are trying to determine if the other item that was recovered belongs to her?”
Reporter: “Sir we have received reports that among these items that Police recovered were blood stained clothing, are you able to confirm?”
ACP Joseph Myvett: “Yes and those I believe will be sent to lab sometime later this week. “
Reporter: “From what we have since learned is that the person moved from Valley of Peace and is now in Northern Belize. He is being questioned in connection with the…?”
ACP Joseph Myvett: Yes we are trying to locate that person as we speak.”
Reporter: “So at this time you haven’t been able to contact him?”
ACP Joseph Myvett: “No we haven’t.”
Gabourel was buried hours after her body was found.