The peaceful seaside Tourist-destination of Hopkins has seen more than its share of violent crime in the past few years, and today another statistic has been added to the homicide numbers in that southern village in the Stann Creek District.
Police are investigating a double murder in the village of Hopkins. At approximately 9am this (May 22nd 2020) morning police were called out to a location in the village. They found the bodies of 2 men, one of them is an American national and the other is a Belizean national.
The Belizean man have been identified as Quintin Espinosa, 55, who had a gunshot wound to the head, and American national Roland Burley, 70, who also with a gunshot wound to the head.
Hopkins village is just south of Dangriga Town and about 30 miles north of Placencia, along the coastline,.
Back in December of 2019 Wendy Dardano (a 50 yr.old American national) was murdered by her room-mate and stuffed in a garbage bin outside the house where they both lived. The much younger man is awaiting sentencing for that heinous crime.
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