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Feb 13, 2024

Police Seek Steven Diaz for Murder OW Baker Josh Ku

The lifeless body of nineteen-year-old Joshua Ku was discovered at an isolated location along a dirt road in the Rhaburn Ridge area, near the fringes of Orange Walk District.  He had been stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning, before being dumped along a lonely road several miles away from where he lived with his grandfather in Orange Walk Town.  Tonight, a wanted poster has been issued for the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Steven Diaz.  He is wanted for questioning for his purported involvement in the murder of the young baker.  As we reported on Monday, Ku’s family strongly believes that he was killed by his ex-girlfriend’s brother after leaving a nightclub on the morning of February eleventh.  Diaz is one of several individuals who may be connected to the weekend murder.


Hilberto Romero

ACP Hilberto Romero, Regional Commander, Eastern Division

“Yes, there are several persons detained for this investigation. 



“Do police have a motive behind this murder?”


Hilberto Romero

“Not at this time.  All we have is that he was with these persons and he got into a car and left with them from the nightclub.”



“Are you able to say whether someone they have detained has confessed?”


Hilberto Romero

“I cannot say at this time but the body has been located.”


Nadia Ku

Nadia Ku, Mother of Deceased

“It hurts me because my son is just nineteen [years old].  Next month he would have been twenty.  And Josh wasn’t a troublemaker, everybody that knows Josh knows that Josh is a loving person, keeps to himself.  If he needs, he’s going to ask me only, his mom, because it has always only been me and him and my parents, my dad and my mom, and my sister.  He has always been, and I try, although he didn’t grow up with his dad, I tried to be the best mom for him.  Even people that I know and talk to, I always say, my son, he does use to go to church.  He has a good friend and he always comes and find him when he’s here and he’s like, “Josh, let’s go.”  “Josh, where are you going?”  Mommy, I am going to church.”  “Okay, fine.  Pray for me.  I love you.”  It was always like that with Josh.  He was loving and caring.  He did not deserve to go like this.”

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