Roaring Creek Resident Murdered Late Saturday Night
Police continue an investigation into the Saturday night murder of 23-year-old Roaring Creek Villager, Floyd Montero. Montero was found dead in the Good Living Area of Camalote Village around 11:30 p.m. Reporter Giovanna Moguel tells us more.
Giovanna Moguel for Love News: The family of twenty-three-year-old Roaring Creek resident, Floyd Montero, is both perplexed and saddened by the murder of their loved one. In a tragic turn of events, Montero was found dead in the Good Living Area of Camalote Village in the Cayo District late Saturday night. Montero’s motionless body was found just off a feeder road in the village just before midnight. Police Press Officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, explained today that he was discovered with as many as four gunshot wounds to the body.
ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer, Belize Police Department: “Initial investigation revealed that he was out socializing in the village of Camalote earlier that evening and unfortunately he was approached by someone who fired four shots in his direction causing his fatality.”
Giovanna Moguel for Love News: The discovery of Montero’s body has left his family and friends devastated as they struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss of his young life. Love News spoke with one of Montero’s close friends, who explained that not too long before he met his untimely demise, he was socializing with friends.
Voice of Family Friend: “They were here at the home downstairs chilling and they decided to leave the house and went to the back of the house to have a socialization and while he decided to leave after eleven last night, about eleven nineteen we heard gunshots and while that gunshot went off we were shocked because we know that he had just left the house and when we ran out I heard my brother crying Floyd died and I said “It can’t be” So when we decided to come outside and check yes indeed Floyd was on the ground motionless and to be honest we honestly don’t know what happened, who targeted him and why and which direction they came from because this is the family land and no one has ever come behind here to target anyone or had any sort of problem but it’s just shocking to know that this happened directly in the area and never expected this to happen at this time so we are all in shock.”
Giovanna Moguel for Love News: Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Montero’s tragic death. His friends say that at this stage it is uncertain, but they feel as though he was being targeted for some time leading up to his death.
Voice of Family Friend: “I can’t really say but I feel like yes someone was targeting him because how would they know that he was at this area ? And where did they even show up from ?”
Giovanna Moguel for Love News: ASP Fitzroy Yearwood says initial investigations do not indicate that Montero was involved in any illicit activities. Giovanna Moguel for Love News.