Authorities have two people in custody in connection with the deaths of an Atlanta Marine veteran and his Canadian girlfriend. Both were found murdered in Belize on Monday.
Drew DeVoursney, 36, of Atlanta and Francesca Matus, 52, of Toronto, were found last week in “advanced state of decomposition,” in a sugar cane field in Corozal. Police indicated that their bodies were placed on top of each other. Both victims had their hands bound. They were last seen at the Scotty’s Bar and Grill on April 25, around 10 miles from where their bodies were found. They likely never made it back home from the bar.
Just in: Drew DeVoursney's family says 2 people detained in Belize in connection with his murder & murder of his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/9rdcE7I8LQ
— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) May 3, 2017
So far, it’s unclear who the suspects are or what they’ve been charged with, if anything at all. DeVoursney’s mother, Char DeVoursney, told Channel 2 Action News that the U.S. Embassy hasn’t given out much information yet, but they did confirm that two people were detained in connection with the killings.
Francesca Matus,Drew DeVoursney Dead Bodies Found Sugar Cane Fields, #Missing #Belize #crime #travel #touristhttps://t.co/xiWgYtiwlU pic.twitter.com/vf8rfQNpnw
— Traciy Curry-Reyes (@Traciyreyes) May 2, 2017
DeVoursney, who did two tours of duty in Iraq, moved to Corozal in December but had plans to return home to Atlanta on April 21, to start trade school. Matus was planning to return home to Toronto at the same time. A friend went to her home in Belize on April 21 to take her to the airport, but she was nowhere to be found.
The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.
ORIGINAL Story: Marine veteran and girlfriend, missing for weeks, found murdered in Belize
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