Canadian man detained in connection with murder of Canadian-American couple

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Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017. 10:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: According to reports, Belize police have 2 persons detained in connection with the double murder of American national Drew De Voursney, 36, and Canadian national Francesca Matus,52.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Belize police told the media that the case is being treated as a murder investigation and they are investigating some threats made to the couple.

BBN has been able to confirm that a Canadian national is detained as a suspect. However, police have not confirmed if another person is detained.

On April 26, the couple was reported missing by a friend, Joseph Milholen who was scheduled to take Francesca to the international airport to fly back to Canada.

They were last seen socializing at a bar in Corozal Town on the night of April 25, 2017.

Matus and De Voursney’s personal documents were found intact at their homes.

After search parties were organized, the white Isuzu trooper belonging to Matus was found on Sunday April 30 in a cane field in Paraiso village in the Corozal District.

On Monday, May 1, the decomposed bodies of Matus and De Voursney were discovered with tape on their right wrists in a cane field in Chan Chen Village in the Corozal District.

The onsite post mortem later revealed the cause of death to be strangulation.

According to reports, Matus’ tenant is one of the persons being questioned.

The United Sates Embassy and the Canadian Consulate are actively involved in the investigation.

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One Response to Canadian man detained in connection with murder of Canadian-American couple

  1. Bzn Reply

    May 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Any word on attempted kidnapping of 2 men in Corozal ? Men escaped by getting out of the trunk while vehicle was moving. White Vehicle OW licence plates.

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