SUCCOTZ VILLAGE, Cayo District, Mon. Jan. 4, 2021– A minor, identified as Myron Itza, 14, of San Jose Succotz Village, was found dead on New Year’s Day. Police have confirmed that the minor was consuming alcohol at the home of Jose Alfredo Puc, 28, on New Year’s Eve, and was found dead in Puc’s room on New Year’s morning.
At about 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Police visited Puc’s residence in San Jose Succotz, where they found Itza’s body in a bed. Investigators have learned that sometime after 10:00 p.m, on New Year’s Eve night, the teen was at home with his mother and complained of abdominal pain, after which he left the residence to use the outhouse and was not heard from until officers informed his mother of his death.
Investigators believe that Itza left his mother’s home and went to Puc’s residence, which is in the same village, where he consumed alcohol with others.
Puc said that sometime around 2:00 a.m., he told the teen to go into his room to sleep, and in the morning, he was found unresponsive.
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch (NCIB), told reporters that there are several possible violations and matters of interest that are tied into this case, including the fact that the teen was out during curfew hours. He should not have been encouraged to spend late evening hours at Puc’s residence, and he should not have been allowed to consume alcohol.
According to Myvett, they are awaiting the result of a post-mortem examination, and they will then determine what charges are to be brought against Puc.