19 October, 2009

Some Things Should Just Not Happen

For those of you who knew him, or maybe had a massage by him when you visited Corozal, or perhaps you just read about him in this blog, Abel Lopez, the gentleman on the right in the photo below, is dead.
 Abel Lopez
Abel was a very well known practitioner of a mystical form of Mayan Massage here in the Corozal area. He was also a polished musician and singer, as some of us pleasantly discovered at Jim and Melanie's 50th wedding anniversary party.

He was found dead in his home in Chetumal, Mexico, this past Sunday, having been stabbed three times at around 2:00 AM. His body was discovered about 4:00 PM, when his next massage appointment arrived.

A more gentle and peaceable person you couldn't find anywhere. He was quite exceptional and will be sorely missed.

Volar con las águilas, mi amigo.


Belizean Beach Bums said...

We are very sorry to hear this sad, sad news. Abel gave me my first ever massage and spoiled me for anyone else. He was indeed a gentle and kind man.
You are in our thoughts Abel.

Sharyn and Bob

Vivien said...

I am shocked and saddened by this terrible news. I experienced his wonderful Mayan Massage while in Corozal and will never forget it. He was a gentle spiritual man and will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Belizean found murdered in Mexico
A Belizean has been found dead in neighboring Chetumal. His body was found on Sunday afternoon in a pool of blood and had multiple wounds. According to reports in the Mexican press, a woman spotted the body near a business named “Flores Magicas” located on Heroes and Lazaro Cardenas avenues. Mexican authorities say the driver’s license found on the man identified him as Abel Martin Lopez Rodriguez. Not far away, a red Cadillac was found with license plates C-00587 which is believed to have belonged to the Belizean. Mexican authorities believe the murder was either motivated by robbery or it was a crime of passion.

Anonymous said...

I don't think "a good man" is one who beats his common law wife (can only speak of his Belizean common law wife not his common law wife in Chet). This has been widely known in the community, not the gringo bubble.