The family of Pilot Jose Aljemiro Paz, better known as “Milo” has officially reported him missing. Police say that on Friday morning Paz’ wife, 46-year-old Ermijines Paz, a Belizean Businesswoman made the report. Milo Paz had left his home on October third and never returned. News of Paz’s demise surfaced days later in which it was alleged that he died in a plane crash in the Panama/Costa Rica area along with another individual. It was alleged at the time that Paz piloted a private plane from Guatemala to Panama. His body was never recovered and by his family’s account, his death is yet to be ascertained. Today ASP Alejandro Cowo provided details into Mrs. Paz report which was made two months after he allegedly passed away.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Mrs. Ermehinez Paz, a businesswoman of San Pedro Town reported to the San Pedro Police that her husband Mr. Jose Almiro Paz also known as Milo Paz departed San Pedro from the 3rd of October 2018 and that he was going to be doing some businesses at Flores Peten, Guatemala. She mentioned that she had taken her husband to the San Pedro Municipal Airstip and that was the last time she had seen her husband. She also mentioned that after he departed from San Pedro that both of them were communicating through messenger until the 7th of October and that was the last time that she actually received a text message from Mr. Paz. I know that the Belize Police Department has liaised with Guatemalan authorities and the Panamanian authorities to verify whether or not Mr. Paz was indeed in Las Flores Peten and in Panama but so far we have not received any response from them since we sent that report on Friday after the female filed the report.”
Jose Sanchez: “Is it just a formality for insurance purposes why the report was just made that he is missing since they were of the belief that he had passed away long before.”
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Well we do not believe that it’s only because of an insurance policy because we don’t even know if he insured or not.”
Jose Sanchez: “Or possibly for his estate. Did the investigating officer ask Mrs. Paz why she took so long to report him missing?”
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Mr. Paz had mentioned that he was doing some business at Flores Peten, that is what he told the wife and that was the information the wife passed on to the Police.”
Jose Sanchez: “ But still has the wife questioned as to say why she took so long to make that report?”
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Yes that is part of the investigation. There is up to now no information suggesting or pointing us to that of Mr. Paz had died in any accident. We the Belize Police Department don’t have any information of any accident so far involving him.”
Reports are that Paz would typically go on business trips to Guatemala and Panama. This was the first time, however, that he did not maintain contact with his family.