On January 12th. 2021, Benque Viejo police were notified of skeletal remains on Black Rock Road in the Cayo district (which runs parallel to a portion of the Macal River)
The remains were found near the bank of the Macal river; and were not in one location, but police believe that animals may have tampered with the body and that the skeletal remains may have reached that location during the floods a few months earlier. Today the Belize Police Dept.
ASP Joseph Myvette told the media that the skeletal remains have been identified to be 39-year old Emilio Moralez, a Guatemalan national who resided in Saint Matthew’s Village, Cayo. ASP Myvette said the cause of death was not determined because it is skeletal remains with no visible evidence to make that determination at this time.