Natural Resources reports “horrendous crime” of hawksbill turtle found dead in Guayama

He Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) reported this Saturday the discovery of a dead hawksbill turtle, in what it denounced “appears to be a horrendous crime,” in Guayama.

“During this morning, members of the Southern Tortugueros Group They discovered the remains of a hawksbill turtle, which came to nest in the Pozuelo area, in Guayama; in what appears to be a horrendous crime. DRNA personnel collaborate with the Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States (FWS, in English) in the investigation, to determine the circumstances of the incident,” said the DNER secretary, Anais Rodriguez Vegain written statements.

The strong images shared by the DRNA show the damage suffered by the sea turtle, which is in danger of extinction. In one of the images, a bloody knife is seen.

“I urge citizens to contact the United States Fish and Wildlife Service at 787-749-4338 or 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477); or send an email to You can also contact the Vigilante Corps at 787-999-2200 ext. 2911″indicated the secretary of the DRNA.

The DRNA shared these images of what Secretary Anaís Rodríguez Vega described as a “horrendous crime.” (Supplied)