A Canadian man is being detained in connection with the killing of an ex-Marine from Atlanta and his girlfriend in Belize.
Authorities called John Deshaies a “person of interest” in the killings. He has been charged with stealing from a local casino in an unrelated case, police said, and sent to prison south of Belize City.
Drew DeVoursney, 36, and Francesca Matus, 52, were found dead on May 1 in a sugar cane field. They were last seen leaving a local bar together and had been missing for several days.
Matus was Deshaies’ landlord in Corozal, a northern Belize city close to the Mexican border. Matus lived in Keswick, Ontario, and owned some properties in Toronto as well as a home in Belize.
Deshaies has denied involvement in the killings, telling local television reporters, “Not at all; she is a very good friend of mine. Absolutely not.”
To learn more details about the case read the full story at myajc.com
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