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Police are reviewing surveillance footage to piece together their understanding of the events leading up to Emir Casino’s murder in order to hopefully make an arrest. A postmortem exam to determine the cause of Cansino’s death takes place today.

BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 9, 2022

Police are at this time awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination of the body of Emir Cansino, Jr., the 20-year-old who went missing over the Labour Day weekend and whose body was found off the John Smith Road last Thursday in an early stage of decomposition. Initially, media reports had indicated that Cansino had been shot multiple times, but we understand that he may have been the victim of a brutal stabbing.

This is based on an initial examination conducted on the body by Jose Espat, a trained medical practitioner and close friend of the family. He, along with several search parties, including a group of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital nurses who are workmates of Cansino’s mother, had been out for two days searching before Cansino’s body was found.

Last week, police had reportedly taken various persons they believed to be involved in this killing into custody, but there is no indication if they are still detained. No charges have yet been levied, but surveillance footage continues to reveal to police persons of interest. Unconfirmed reports are that two persons were detained and one more was being sought by police but has not yet been found.

Other footage being analyzed by police shows the suggested path taken by the vehicle believed to have been used to transport Cansino to the remote location where he was later found dead.  

The results of a post-mortem examination will indicate whether Cansino was stabbed or shot by his assailants, and likely, put police on a sure path to making an arrest for this recent murder that has shaken a family to the core.  

In a release this evening police announced, “On Monday 9 May, 2022, Dr. Lloyden Ken conducted a Post Mortem examination on the body of Emir Aldo Cansino Jr. At the Conclusion of the Post Mortem Dr. Lloyden Ken certified the cause of death as Hypovolemic Shock due to internal exsanguinations due to stab wounds.”

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