BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Mon. Feb. 5, 2018– Today marks eight days since St. Matthews’ villager Israel “Prince” Perez, 27, left home and has not returned.
Today, Amandala spoke with his brother, Orlando Perez, who told us that the last time he saw his brother was Saturday, January 27, which was one day before he was reported missing.
He recounted that his brother had visited his barbershop in Belmopan, as he would normally do before he goes home.
However, he left at about 9 p.m. after declining an invitation to go to a nightclub.
According to Perez, on Monday, January 29, his brother texted him and told him he had been in San Pedro Town for a meeting and would remain there until the end of the week.
Since then, however, Perez has not been seen or heard from by family and friends. His brother told our newspaper that he is uncertain as to who his brother met with and what took place during that meeting. His brother did not frequent San Pedro Town, he told us.
Perez further explained that his brother did not indicate that his life was in danger, nor did he hint that he had any conflicts with anyone. According to Perez, his brother was a person who was jovial, sociable and very popular.
Perez explained that this is the first time his brother has gone missing, and while there may be much speculation from the public, the family has no idea what happened, and would not want to add to the speculation.
The missing Perez has worked as a clerk at the Immigration Department for the last two years. Jasmine Arce, the mother of his son, has taken to social media to ask for his safe return.
Those with information that can assist the family can contact Orlando Perez at 637-6243.
According to Police Israel Perez body was found today, February 6. More on this report in our Friday Newspaper