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Contract Killing of Tatiana Lorenzo Boyd Inside Lobby of Punta Pacifica Hospital

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Woman gunned down in hospital lobby

The escaping killers caught on security cameras

 A WOMAN was shot and killed at noon on Thursday, May 18, in  the lobby of the Punta Pacifica Hospital.

Tatiana Lorenzo Boyd was hit with multiple bullets in front of an ATM on the ground floor of the medical center.

The killers ran from the hospital and escaped on a motor cycle, and reportedly headed for Corridor Sur, where later  police were later conducting searches.

National Police Director Omar Pinzón was at the scene, with Rafael Baloyes, superior prosecutor of the Metropolitan Homicide and Feminicide Section, who will be in charge of the investigation.


Luis Cucalon

The victim’s death has revealed a number of skeletons in the closet.

Lorenzo Boyd was  a lawyer according to her family and legally represented the former Director of Revenue, Luis Cucalón, but confirmation of her registration  has not been obtained by media sources.

Luis Cucalón, is former minister of Revenue in the government of Ricardo Martinelli and has been in the hospital for 20 months, while awaiting trial on corruption charges.

The shooting took place on the day an outcry began over revelations that Cucalon’s hospital bills were being paid by the government.

boyd-300x187.jpgBoyd is reported to have had a  sentimental relationship with Amael Acosta, a man who was tried  and acquitted in  a  trial related to   Vanessa Márquez  who fell to her death in 2005 from the 17th floor of  the Hotel Plaza Paitilla during a party. Her body was found in the parking lot the next morning.

Documentation in  the 7th Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office Anticorrupción states that Tatiana Lorenzo Boyd was indicted for fraud with another two  people in 2015.

Punta Pacifica Hospital rushed to issue statements that it was a safe place, and President Juan Carlos Varela gave assurances that all available resources would be used to capture the killers.

Earlier in the year, an Irish citizen was shot by men on a motor cycle at a traffic intersection next  to the hospital.



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Suspect arrested in hospital “contract” killing

Security Minister Bethancourt announces capture of suspect

THE GUNNING down of Tatiana Lorenzo Boyd, 46, in the lobby of Hospital Panama Pacifico on Thursday, May 18, is  being treated  by  Panama  investigators as a professional “contract killing”

Security Minister  Alexis Minister Bethancourt, who has said he believes the murder is linked to organized crime, announced Friday that a suspect has been arrested.

“It is clear that this is not a femicide, she was not chosen as a target  because she was a woman, and the way the killing was  executed  does not fit that profile’’  says a press release from the Attorney General’s Office

“This assassination  is atypical in Panama, it is from abroad, however, there have been some cases with this modality, which are complex, ” the official statement said.

Lorenzo Boyd was shot  in the head Thursday May 18 by two men who arrived on a motorcycle.

According to the preliminary reports of the authorities. witnesses said that more than seven shots were heard when she was attacked in the Café Neto Hospital of Punta Pacifica. in a cafeteria that is on the ground floor the hospital.

According to the investigations, two people considered highly dangerous” suspects participated in the killing.

An elite group made up of members of the prosecution, the Investigations Directorate Judiciary (DIJ) and the National Police are oordinating the search for  the killers and are  reviewing  the security cameras in the commercial area of Punta Pacifica Hospital and Corridor

Security Minister Bethancourt said  in Colón “we are watching the  borders for organized crime links”, without giving more details.

Protected witnesses
A taxi driver is a key witness and the PGN has  announced that the confidentiality  of those who have information, that confidentiality will be kept

“So that they are not subjects of threats or any kind of harm to their integrity”.

Special telephone lines have been enabled for those with information. The numbers are  507-3499, 507-2952, 512-2228 and 512-2222.



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Best guess is that Boyd was shot as a message to Cucalón to remind him of the danger of talking to anyone. As always, it is about the money. Part of the problem with the investigation of Martinelli and the missing billions is that someone will believe they got shortchanged. 

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Two arrested in hospital murder probe

Police at the crime scene on the day of the murder

POLICE have arrested two suspects related to investigations into the murder of Tatiana Lorenzo Boyd, in the foyer of Punta Pacific Hospital.

She was gunned down in a cafeteria on the ground floor in front of waiting patients on May 18.

The arrest was made in Santa Ana by agents of the National Police accompanied by officials of the Public Ministry,  in the early hours of Thursday,  June 15
Both men are reported to be Colombian.



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