Belize police say they are holding Canadian John DeShaies, 54, for questioning in the deaths of Francesca Matus and her boyfriend Drew DeVoursney last week. DeShaies was a tenant of Matus, living in the basement of the Matus seaside home in Corozal, Belize. There is a second suspect who has not been named. DeShaies is described as the “best friend” of Francesca Matus. The information raises challenges of motive and capacity. A family friend who spoke to the Toronto Sun defended Deshaies, saying: “It’s a terrible misunderstanding. Francesca was his best friend. He’s a really good guy.” DeShaies is a construction company owner in Canada but is also said to have been in Belsize for about three years..