Mother and two children stabbed in Orange Walk


The police were asking the public for assistance and had offered an award of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of Esau Ramirez Lopez. Since the publication of that reward flyer, however, the police reportedly captured Lopez and charges against him are forthcoming. Lopez, a Guatemalan national, is wanted for the stabbing of his estranged common law wife and her two children which took place at their home in San Jose, Orange Walk.
Rebecca Munoz, 36, Diana Munoz, 19, and Adrian Munoz, 15, have been treated for their wounds and released from the Northern Regional Hospital. The incident took place at around 8:45 p.m. on Friday, June 19 when Lopez approached Rebecca Munoz at her home. In an attempt to intervene in the situation, her children were stabbed in the process and all three received stab wounds for which they had to be hospitalized.
Law enforcement have not yet been able to establish a motive to the crime yet but understand that Munoz and Lopez have been separated for the better part of a year. There are no previously recorded domestic disputes between the two.