San Pedro DJ Murdered in Melchor

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A San Pedro deejay has been murdered in Guatemala. The victim is 21-year-old Leslie Maldonado who worked on-air at Reef Radio. The official police story is that last night they were informed by authorities in Guatemala that the body of a Belizean female was found with two gunshots to the chest area. Around noon today Leslie's father and sister went to Guatemala to claim her body.

Maldonado reportedly left for Guatemala on Monday, July 24th. She had taken a week off from Reef Radio on Monday the 17th to take care of what she told her bosses was an "important matter." She was due back at work on Monday the 24th, the same day she left for Melchor. She never got back to work...and her body was found last night.

She worked the 6 to 11 shift on Reef Radio and had been working there for over a year. Our information is that Leslie traveled to Guatemala frequently. Leslie was born in Orange Walk but grew up on San Pedro. Her mother is in Honduras.

Police do not know what was the motive for the killing.


my heart goes out to her family and the folks at Reef Radio. what a sad day.