ESPERANZA, Cayo District–Samir Fernandez, 22, of Santa Elena Town, Cayo District, well-known as DJ Kidd, a former KREM Radio deejay and winner of KREM Radio’s “King of the Table” deejay competition, died after he suffered multiple chop wounds to the head about 60 yards into a feeder road in the south area of Esperanza, Cayo District, at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday evening, a man was walking in the south area of Esperanza when he saw the body of a man on the feeder road in the area. He alerted police, who went to the scene and found Fernandez on the feeder road with chop wounds to the head. He was declared dead on the scene.
The body was then taken to the morgue at the San Ignacio Hospital, where it awaits a post-mortem exam, which will be conducted tomorrow, Friday. Samir Fernandez was identified by his father, attorney Orlando Fernandez.
The motive for the murder of Fernandez is unknown.
Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson, Commander of San Ignacio police, said that Fernandez had been hanging out with some friends yesterday morning, but it is unclear what happened after that. He said that police have detained two men in connection with the murder of the popular DJ.
Evan “Mose” Hyde of KREM Radio and Television, said that Kidd was a skilled deejay who had been able to win the King of the Table DJ Contest conducted by KREM Radio. The prize for winning the prestigious contest included cash and an opportunity for the winning deejay to host his own music show on KREM Radio, which DJ Kidd conducted for over a year, after which he carried his talents and skills to the music scene in Belmopan and Cayo, where he gained great popularity.
On his Facebook page, his colleagues and friends expressed their sense of devastation and disbelief that he has been killed.
The entire KREMANDALA family extends its condolences to his family.