Soldier stabbed to death in Orange Walk Bar

Sunday, October 11, 2015.  BMG:  Police believe they have in custody the person who attacked and killed a member of the Belize Defence Force in Orange Walk Town on Saturday night. Rafael Rivas

The dead soldier has been identified to us as one Private Rafael Rivas, who was socializing inside Pandas Bar located across from Central Park in town around nine p.m.

We understand that Private Rivas was socializing when he got into an altercation and was stabbed twice to the left side of the chest, succumbing to his injuries ten minutes later.

Rivas is a member of the Light Engineers Company of the BDF, and was stationed at Price Barracks, Ladyville, prior to his death. Police continue their investigations and have detained three men.

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