On December 3, 2014, two teenagers and two young men reportedly went hunting iguanas in the Bay Islands (Roatan) and never returned home.
A local television station in Roatan identified them as Cristian Leiva (age 15), Yeison Mejía (age 17), Marlon Reynaldo Lazar Melendez (age 24) and Luis Alberto Perez Chirinos (age 27). The names in the newspaper below are apparently incorrect.
Local police, friends and families of the missing together with local citizens and expatriate residents initiated searches over the course of the last week. A cell phone without a memory card and a shirt of one of the boys were reportedly initially found.
Yesterday the bodies of the boys and young men were found, apparently murdered. Some people say the bodies were located in Mangrove Bight (Flowers Bay) in Roatan. You can read accounts here.
Teleprensa Noticiero reports that two suspects were arrested.
2014 has been a violent and tragic year in Roatan.
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