Police News: Epileptic man believed to have drowned in creek; Farmer stabbed in fight outside Showgrounds

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016. 12:37 p.m. CST


By Aaron Humes: Belmopan police recovered the lifeless body of 33 year old Emmanuel Rivera, a Salvadoran labourer of Mile 28, Hummingbird Highway, from a creek early on Saturday morning.

Family members say he went to the creek by himself to take a bath, but when he had not returned in half an hour they made checks and found him lying motionless in the creek. No signs of violence were observed on the body. Rivera is reported to be an epileptic who had been placed on medication. A post-mortem examination is to be conducted.

AND, there was a fight outside the National Showgrounds on Saturday which resulted in stabbing injuries to one man.

Police found farmer from Teakettle, 28 year old Jamie Torres with wounds to his chest, chin and head. Torres is in stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan.

Investigation continues into what caused Torres’ injuries.



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