Thursday, April 9th 2015. BMG: The murder victim who was found around 1:27am on Holy Saturday in San Ignacio Town has been identified as Aurelio Montero from Bullet Tree Village.
Belize Media Group has been informed that Montero is an officer at the Belize Coast Guard and was known by many people as “Nene”.
UPDATE: Friday, April 10th, 2015. BMG: Six days ago around 1:30am, residents of San Ignacio made the discovery of a wounded and unconscious unknown male person in an area near the Welcome Center in that municipality. And while his identity was unknown at the time, police issued a bulletin asking for the public’s help in identifying him since no one from that municipality was reported missing.
Yesterday the body was learned to be that of Coastguard Aurelio Montero from the Bullet Tree area in the Cayo District. At the time of the discovery, Montero who wore a blue jeans pants, beige T-shirt and barefoot was seen with an injury to the head but was still alive. He was taken to the San Ignacio Community Hospital for treatment but was later transferred to the KHMH for further medical attention.
Four days later on April 8th, Montero succumbed to his injuries. Police have not been able to ascertain what the circumstances are surrounding this incident and their investigations continue. It is of note that the family of the deceased had indicated in reports that they thought Montero was active on duty. His body was found near the vicinity of his home in San Ignacio. Police are not ruling out foul play.
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