press release — 12 September 2014
Suicide in Orange Walk Town

ORANGE WALK TOWN–Fidel Catzim, 36, a mechanic of Sarstoon Street, Orange Walk, was found hanging by the neck from a beam in his room at about 6:00 Friday morning. Police said that Catzim’s body was taken down and taken to the Orange Walk Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

His body was taken to the morgue, where he awaits a post-mortem to certify the cause of his death

The initial investigations reveal that at about 1:00 Friday morning, Catzim was at home with his niece. He went into his room.

Later, at about 6:00 that Friday morning, his niece found him attached an electrical cord that was around his neck. Catzim had apparently attached the wire onto the ceiling in his room while standing at the edge of his bed, from where he stepped off and he was suspended off the floor

Police said that at about 9:00 Friday morning, a post-mortem was conducted on the body of Fidel Catzim, which certified that the cause of death was due to hanging.

The reason for the suicide is unknown

Catzim’s death came five days before Belize participates in World Suicide Prevention Day, to be observed on Wednesday, September 10, at 8:00 in the night. It is hoped that a candle will be lit in a window, in every home to show support for suicide prevention, to show support for those who died due to suicide, and to show solidarity for the families of those who died by their own hands.

-police blotter-

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