Tonight the individual whose body was discovered on Thursday afternoon at the New Cemetery located at the corner of Dunn Street and San Antonio Road in Orange Walk remains unidentified. Despite the releasing of photos of the tattoos found on John Doe no one has come forward up to news time to identify the person.
As previously reported, John Doe’s body was found stuffed in between two tombs inside the cemetery. Authorities believe he was bludgeon to death with a concrete cross found at the scene of the crime. Today ACP Joseph Myvette provided additional details regarding the matter and told the media that John Doe is believed to have been murdered on the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Joseph Myvette – Head, NCIB
“Based on information received police were called to cemetery on San Antonio Road within Orange Walk Town where upon arrival they observed the body of a Hispanic male lying between two graves with injuries to his head and face, also on top of his was a concrete cross as a result the scene was processes and what the police knows so far from the information gathered is that someone entered the cemetery they observed the body of this male person between two graves which was only dressed in a blue jeans long pants and was not wearing any shirt, there are several tattoos to the body which at this point in time still remains unidentified and the entire area was canvased and Orange Walk per say doesn’t have any missing person fitting that description.”
A post mortem examination conducted on the body revealed the victim died as a result of blunt force trauma.
As previously reported, John Doe is of Hispanic descent and has several tattoos, including one with the name Marta on his back, a tattoo with a skull on the right side of his neck and tattoos on both hands. Anyone with information as to John Doe’s identity is asked to contact Orange Walk Police.