SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize District, Mon. Apr. 9, 2018– Leroy Haylock, 22, a maintenance worker of San Mateo, San Pedro, was found dead, lying on the ground in an abandoned lot in pools of his blood in northern San Pedro, at about 1:30 Friday afternoon.
Information to us is that his throat was slashed, and there were multiple stab wounds in his chest, abdomen upper body and in his back.
During the police press brief held this morning at the Raccoon Street Police Station, Inspector Wilfred Ferufino, Deputy Commander of Crimes Investigation, said that an investigation into the murder led to a man who has been detained, pending investigation. The motive for the murder has not yet been ascertained.
Police said that a man who lives in the area heard the commotion and called them. Police searched the area and found a bloodied knife, which they believe was the murder weapon.
Haylock’s girlfriend told the media that she saw him earlier that day, and that he was fine, and in a jovial mood. She said he called her and told her that he was going to northern San Pedro to participate in some games in an effort to win some prizes. She said he called later and told her that he was going farther north in San Pedro, with his friends.
Haylock’s friends have described him as an easy-going person who spent much of his time alone.