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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019. 3:53 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Today Belize City police charged Efrain Beltran Martinez, 54, with the murder of Elmer Salazar, 43.

According to police, on Monday just before 5:00 p.m. officers visited Belize Marine and Mooring Services at 4 1/2 miles on the George Price highway.

There they observed Salazar on the ground with multiple chop wounds to the body.

He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he died half an hour later while receiving treatment.

Police say that Salazar and several employees of Belize Marine and Mooring Service had an altercation during which Martinez allegedly attacked him and drove off in the company’s vehicle.

Yesterday Martinez handed himself over to police.

 

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