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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2024. 7:27 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: 28-year-old David Dyck Friesen of Corozalito village, Belize District, has been remanded on a murder charge for the killing of 33-year-old Alexander Elbir “Luga” Viamill, also of Corozalito.

Friesen appeared in Magistrate’s Court this morning and remanded without bail until April 16 as the offence is indictable and if sufficiently proven will be tried in the High Court.

Friesen is accused of strangling Viamill and leaving his body on the roadside near a bus shed about a week ago.

Police say Viamill’s motionless body was found lying on the left-hand side of the road into Corozalito, about 15 feet into the bushes and 20 feet from a bus shed in a state of decomposition, with a red and white cell phone charger wire around his neck.

Police had responded to residents searching for Viamill, who had been reported missing on February 20; the body was found after 8 a.m. on February 21.

Viamill had last been seen leaving a village dance in nearby Maskall on February 17 in Friesen’s company and reportedly under the influence of alcohol.

A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Viamill by a doctor on Thursday, February 22 certified his cause of death to be mесhаnісаl аѕрhухіаtіоn duе tо ligature ѕtrаngulаtіоn.


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