Update on Alvaro Galvez murder

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 18, No. 8            February 21, 2008

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In reference to the article The San Pedro Sun ran last week entitled “Murder in Boca del Rio”, resident of Boca del Rio Alvaro Galvez was discovered lying face down on his bedroom floor lying in a pool of blood with apparent gun shot wounds. After an initial assessment of the crime scene, the body was removed and transported via motorboat to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where it awaited a post mortem examination.

    That same day, February 13th, between 2:43 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., Dr. Mario Estradaban conducted the post mortem examination on Galvez’s body where at the conclusion of the examination certified the cause of death as exsanguinations due to internal and external bleeding as a consequence of multiple gunshot wound to the pelvic, back and abdomen. The examination was inconclusive as to how many gunshots Galvez suffered from.

    According to reports, on February 13th, at about 7:45 a.m., police visited a two storey wooden building located on the Lagoon side of Boca Del Rio Area, where inside one of the rooms on the first floor, Alvaro Adolfo Galvez, 36 year Guatemalan construction worker of same address, was seen lying face down in a pool of blood with apparent gunshot wounds to the abdomen area.

    Officers on the scene were able to recover fifteen .9mm expended shells along with some slugs in the room. His employer, Mike Madrid was the first to encounter the horrific scene after Galvez failed to report to work for two consecutive days. The apartment was locked from the outside but the window from his apartment was open. Police filed numerous accounts from residents of the area which revealed that gunshots were heard around 4:00 a.m. on February 12th. San Pedro police had several people in for questioning but as of press time no arrests have been made and police investigation continues.

    Alvaro Adolfo Galvez was cremated but unconfirmed reports are that his ashes were spread in the sea. Alvaro Galvez has been a resident to San Pedro for twenty six years. He is survived by his separated common law wife, daughter from San Pedro, sister and mother that reside in Guatemala.



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