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Posted: Sunday, September 2, 2018. 3:54 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The month of August recorded a total of15 murders, 2 of whom were expatriates.

The first victim was killed on August 3. He has been identified as Carlos Valdez, 50. Valdez was stabbed dead in his bedroom at his home in San Pedro Town.

British filmmaker, Richard Foster, 74, was the next to have met a grim fate. On August 7th he had been reported missing and before the day was over, he was found stabbed dead in Belmopan.

Two (2) days after, Roxanna Pop, 33, was also murdered. She was stabbed on August 9th on Central American Boulevard near a popular establishment.

Hours later on August 10th, Eugene Henderson Jr., joined the list of persons who died as a result of violence. After being shot two months ago in Roaring Creek, Cayo, he passed away while undergoing treatment.

On August 11th, Ronnie Daly, 32, was  stabbed dead on Rose Apple Street in Belmopan.

That same night,  Franklin Tut, 19, was also stabbed dead inside a bar in Belmopan.

On August 14th, Israel Tesecum, 25, joined the list of victims. He was at his home in El Progresso village, Cayo, when he was chopped to death.

On the evening of August 16th there was a double murder in Orange Walk. Junior Triminio, 34, and Christopher Enrique Calderon, 18, were both shot dead outside the Louisiana Football Stadium in Orange Walk.

In the wee hours of August 20th, Mariela Alpuche, 34, lost her life. She was choked to death by her common-law husband in Independence village.

Since those incidents, there was a lull in violence until the morning of August 28th. That was when the body of Camalote resident, Rushane Jones, was found. He had been shot in the cave and dumped on the Farmers Road in the Valley of Peace area.

On August 31st  three men were killed in separate incidents.

The first victim was killed at around 2 p.m. He has been identified as Shakeedi Baizer, 23. He had just exited the Matron Robert’s Clinic on Magazine Road when a gunman ambushed him.

The second victim lost his life shortly after 8 p.m. He was identified as Francis Pollard. He was shot dead minutes after exiting his home on Neals Pen road.

And the third victim was shot dead just before midnight. He was identified as Daniel Lopez. Lopez was robbed and shot dead on Basra Street just a stone’s throw away from George Street.

That same night, the body of missing American national, Sherris Stringham, was located. She had been reported missing from her Hopkins home since August 25th but she was later found stabbed dead under a bridge in the Valley Community in the Stann Creek District.

While those fifteen murders were recorded in August, the month of September has also been off to a bloody start with 3 murders in 1 day.

The first victim, Allin Portillo, 29, was found dead shortly after midday on September 1. He was found naked, tied up and motionless inside room #4 at the Bayview Guesthouse on Baymen Avenue in Belize City.

The second victim was killed about 8 hours later on Pelican Street in Belize City. Lawrence Meighan was walking down the street when he was ambushed by a lone gunman who killed him on the spot.

And the final victim was Orson Stephens. He was on duty as the security of a preschool in Belize City when a man walked up to him and shot him multiple times.

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