Author Topic: Francesca MATUS & Drew DE VOURSNEY - Murdered - April 25, 2017 - Belize  (Read 7351 times)

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My thought with regard to "job-related" theft - maybe this guy's job was to repossess equipment that wasn't paid for by the casino?
Probably something else that Belize Officials wouldn't want to be public knowledge.


Good point Just Saying - He might have been a repo man/jb

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Deshaies is currently charged with theft and handling stolen goods. According to Channel 5 Belize, he is accused of stealing more than $57,000 worth of data servers with hard-drives, laptops, tablets, 14 gaming machines, external hard-drive, electronic chips, and adapters from a casino.


The American victim has the FBI.  Who does the Canadian suspect have, other than Belize officials??
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http://7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=40233

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But Deshaies remains as just a suspect in that case at this point. Today in Independence he was charged for theft and handling stolen goods in an unrelated case. He allegedly took over $57,000 worth of items from the Placencia casino: hard drives, laptops, machine gaming systems among many other pieces of equipment. The information is that police took him to Corozal yesterday to retrieve some of the items. Now police have been following this theft case since March and the report is that Deshaies was hired by one of the shareholders of the Casino to remove all these devices and gaming machines. But after his arraignment, he told the media that he doesn't agree with the charges and he was just doing his job

Deshaies is a contractor who has been living in Corozal for about three years.  He owns a construction company in Canada.

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But he said no such help has been offered by the RCMP.

"We haven't heard anything from them," Martinez said.

Don't expect any assistance either.

When Canadians get "into trouble" in a foreign country, they are pretty much on their own.
We have plenty of  examples.

Our Counselor services do make contact with the Canadian, and will get in touch with the family.  They offer soothing words, and that is about it, imo. They call it Advice and Assistance.
https://travel.gc.ca/docs/publications/imprisoned_abroad-eng.pdf

Since this couple suffered the same crime, no doubt Canada has confidence that the FBI will help solve it, and will pass on their findings to the RCMP. That way, no one in Canada will have to get off their butts. Besides, too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the soup.

This guy is going to need a good lawyer.  Canada will not pay for lawyers either. Travel costs by family members and lawyers fees are paid for by the family, or the detained person.

Something to keep in mind when travelling to a foreign country.

jb
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 02:27:39 PM by jellybean »

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A heck of a hot mess there. They said, he said, she said ... they really need some good forensic testing measures done there and I wonder if the police departments there are up to snuff that way. I doubt it.

I can believe that people in the know, know exactly what happened and whom, but are very afraid. As it is, blame is being flung around amongst many. Police are not paid that well in some of these countries and are known to take bribes easily. Can't trust the police either.

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Police are not paid that well in some of these countries and are known to take bribes easily. Can't trust the police either.

Then there is THAT problem as well!

Glad that he lawyered up.  Hope the lawyer is a good one - and an honest one.

NO  PEACE IN PARADISE!  At least not there.

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So many paradises have this kind of problem, especially around the Caribbean.

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This couple were a very handsome twosome and would draw a lot of attention in a bar late at night in Mexico. I mean there are many horror stories about these places. They should never have gone to some place like that, it is bad enough when you're on a hotel grounds and they say not to leave the area. Apparently the lady lived there somewhere and whether it was business dealings or whatever, keep it to the day time. If we remember correctly, it wasn't that long ago that a very accomplished artist was returning from a trip away and got a taxi and at some point back to her home, she was murdered and robbed. I will stick to Canada, to hell with Mexico. I wouldn't go there if someone gave me a free ticket. There are many nice places to go where the sun shines brightly and it would be a lot safer. It was a terrible thing that happened to this couple and I do hope that justice prevails.  I do know they had a Canadian in custody after the crime, but whatever happened to that, I never heard anymore news on it.  Thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims. :o :o :o :o

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Here's  a switch!

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/05/10/canadian-reportedly-charged-in-mexican-resort-murder.html
Her Facebook page has become a memorial page, including a photo of her name written in the sand.

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I hardly think that lacking a change of clothing and toothpaste would be such a big deal in the violation of a person' rights!  The lawyer should be able to come up with something better than that!!

Sheesh!

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How many times have people been warned about the corruption in those places, but they continue to risk their lives for whatever gain they think they are going to get. I feel bad for the families, but they know the danger and they continue to go there. :o :o :o :o

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I don't know if this is applies to Francesca's case, but to me it seems that more and more of the younger generation is often blinded by the wonderful marketing and ads that show the serene parts of these vacation spots, and no matter what their family tells them prior to them going, they don't adhere to the warnings. I've seen it over and over. For those that do this I earnestly would like to know if they think its ignored, it won't happen? If they think we are just jaded and warped by trying to warn them. And those entitled go wherever they want with nothing in their pockets and no game plan. They can't even comprehend that the justice system is not to be relied upon like ours. They are in another country. They have different rules. And, not all nationalities are welcome in all areas, particularly with unrest. Has anyone else noticed this? What's the answer?
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I wish I had an answer. My own family is too trusting and don't pay attention to crimes like I do. I had friends who were thinking of buying a resort in Belize bc it was cheaper there. In the end, after doing research, they didn't.
My own dtr and family have property in Puerto Vallarta and they go there frequently, sometimes inviting friends along. On one occasion the adults wanted to go out for an evening ... leaving the children with a babysitter that came recommended. Later they heard she was part of a human smuggling group ... whether it's true or not, I don't know. My dtr and hubs are very good parents so this really shook me up. I pleaded with them that if they have to be going out, leave the kids here in Canada. My kids actually think I am jaded and mistrusting too much. I guess some people will not listen up until it is too late. :(