2 Foreigners among 34 murdered in May

While the majority of the 34 murders that took place in Panama in the month of May were gang related, several were not, including the murders of two foreigners, Alan Culverwell and Nicolás Antonio.

The death of Alan Culverwell, a 60-year-old New Zealander,  took place on May 2nd when three men (one who was under age) boarded his boat with the intentions of robbing. Culverwell’s wife and children survived the attack, and faced the offenders in court. The tragic news gained attention internationally. 

 Nicolás Antonio a 30 year old man from Chile, was attacked on May 5th by several men in Panama City witnesses took him to Santo Tomas Hospital where he died.  

Among the other 34 murders that took place in Panama in May, were 5 women. Belkis Aidé Trujillo, 28, died at the hands of her husband in Coclé, Evelyn Morales, 24, was stabbed to death by her ex-husband in front of her daughter. Karolki Fernández was shot in Don Bosco. Zuleika Gardín Martínez, 34, years old, was killed during a fight and Margareth Morales, 20 ,died after being shots at a bar in Tocumen with her boyfriend, who was also killed.

The May murders brought the total for the first five months of the year to 171.