Canadian detained for burglary, questioned for double murder
Posted: Sunday, May 7, 2017. 3:35 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Police are questioning Canadian national, John Deshaies, who is on remand for charges of theft, about the double murder of his former landlord Francesca Matus and her boyfriend, Drew De Voursney.Deshaies, a resident of Consejo Shores, Corozal District, was arrainged in Independence Village, where he stands accused of theft and handling stolen goods, regarding items taken from a Placencia Casino.
He allegedly stole hard drives, laptops, machine gaming systems among many other pieces of equipment, valued at over $57,000. With respect to the theft, he said that he as only doing his job, as he was ordered to remove those items.
With respect to the murder, he denies any involvement, and says that the deceased were good friends of his.
Police found the bodies of Matus and De Voursney on the Chan Chen Road in Corozal on Monday, having found their vehicle abandoned on a sugar road, some six miles away on Sunday.
The murder has attracted a lot of negative press for Belize internationally, and many fear that the negative image could harm Belize’s tourism industry. Law enforcement agencies from the United States flew into Belize this week, to assist with the investigation.
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