US citizen detained in the Dominican Republic, accused of murdering 3 women in Honduras

Police in Honduras announced that American citizen Gilbert Reyes Bermúdez was arrested in the Dominican Republic for allegedly killing three women in the Honduran island of Roatán on Jan.6. The 36-year-old suspect is accused of killing María Antonia Cruz, Nikendra McCoy and Dione Solórzano after going out with them. The following day, Reyes Bermúdez was accused of fleeing Honduras and the women were reported missing. Their bodies were found with gunshot wounds in a vehicle three days later, the Costa Rica newspaper Tico Times reported.One of the victims, Solórzano, is reportedly Reyes’ ex-partner, according to the publication.Reyes Bermúdez arrived in the Dominican Republic on March 16, according to the online newspaper Dominican Today.  The Dominican newspaper Dominican Today reported that authorities seized $205 and 600 pesos in cash from Reyes Bermudez, as well has his American passport, two cell phones, and other personal items including documents, keys, glasses, and a wallet, which were then being held by OCN-Interpol Santo Domingo.The process to extradite Reyes has begun, National Police of Honduras announced on Facebook. Crime scene evidence and witness testimony will be used in the case against him, the Honduran government said in a press release.  The Central American country has the highest rate of femicide, the intentional murder of women, among Latin American countries, and the fifth highest in the world, according to the Tico Times. tried reaching out to the U.S. Department of State for comment regarding Reyes arrest but did not immediately hear back.

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