Businessman killed in Jalacte village

Jalacte village, Toledo

PUNTA GORDA TOWN. April 21, 2017. The quiet rural Toledo village of Jalacte is in the news today.

A late Thursday evening murder has left villagers frightened and police investigating the circumstances that led to the death of 42 year old Carlos Pop Xol.

Authorities were called out to Jalacte village around 5:30 pm on Thursday and upon arrival, found Pop’s body on the side of the road about a half mile from the Junction leading into Jalacte village.

He had been stabbed multiple times.

Pop’s body has been taken to the morgue at the Punta Gorda Hospital.

He is listed as a businessman from San Fernando Cha’al Verapaz in Guatemala.