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Two arrested for Canadian & American visitors’ death in Belize

Belize, May 8, 2017 – CorozalIn news from Belize, two people have been detained over the death of an Ontario woman and her boyfriend.   Police officers say their bodies were found Monday evening in a sugar cane field, located in Chen Chen, a village six kilometers outside Corozal. 

The development comes one day after autopsy results revealed Francesca Matus, age 52, and 36 year old U.S. citizen Drew DeVoursney, had been strangled.   Police said their bodies were found in a state of decomposition with tape around their right wrists, classing the case as a murder investigation. 

The couple had been reported missing since leaving a bar in the coastal town of Corozal on April 25 late at night — one day shy of Matus, who is a mother of two, was scheduled to fly back to Canada.   It is reported that when a friend went to her home in Belize to drive her to the airport, she was nowhere to be found.






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