Roatan Mayor Candidate Gunned Down

November 1st, 2008
by Thomas Tomczyk

[private] Lynn Elkin Woods, internal elections candidate for Roatan Mayor, was gunned down 50 meters from Royal Caribbean cruise ship terminal. According to police, Woods died after being brought to the hospital, suffering from one gunshot wound. The shooting took place on a street at 4:30pm, on Saturday, October 25.

“We suspect his murder had nothing to do with politics,” said Julio Benitez, Bay Islands National Police Chief. Woods was a first time candidate for Mayor on the Liberal Party’s Marco Antonio Ramirez ticket, “Accion Social” movement. Honduran internal party elections are due to take place on November 16.

Police suspect a family dispute as the reason for the murder and one of the suspects is a family relative of Woods. Donaldo Hernandez and Aurelio Rodrigez Welcome are suspects in the murder and remain at large at the time of Bay Islands Voice going to print. [/private]

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