Features — 13 February 2016 — by Albert J. Ciego
Body of missing Guatemalan woman found decomposed in orchard on Stann Creek Valley Road

MILE 6, SOUTHERN HIGHWAY JUNCTION, Stann Creek District, Wed. Feb. 10, 2016–Just a little over a month since a Guatemalan woman, Lydia Janet Garcia Giron, 39, of Suchitan, Melchor De Mencos, was reported missing to Benque police after she had embarked on a journey from her hometown to Cowpen, Stann Creek, in Belize, her body has been discovered.

At about 3:30 yesterday afternoon, her decomposed body was found in an orchard at Mile 6 on the Stann Creek Valley Road.

Doctor Mario Estradabran and his team conducted an onsite autopsy on the decomposed corpse, and at the conclusion, he declared that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

The doctor also declared that the woman had been dead for about a month. After the postmortem was completed, police buried the corpse on the site.

Lydia Giron’s son, Alexander Enrique Garcia Giron, 19, who lived with her in Suchitan, came to Benque Viejo police and told them that the last time he communicated with his mother was at 8:30 Friday morning, January 8, shortly after she arrived in San Ignacio Town.

Anyone who has information that can help police solve this case is urged to contact the Dangriga police, or the nearest police station.

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